Project WILD

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Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. Designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade, WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities.

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Contact Briedi Scott, Minnesota Project WILD Coordinator, [email protected]

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.


Project WILD is one of the most widely used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. Project WILD is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. The program emphasizes wildlife - because of its intrinsic and ecological values, as well as its importance as a basis for teaching how ecosystems function. In the face of competing needs and pressures affecting the quality and sustainability of life on earth, Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet.

Minnesota Project WILD

Project WILD and Project WILD Aquatic is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Program. Workshops are coordinated throughout Minnesota to introduce Project WILD materials to teachers and other environmental education leaders. Interested educators around the state may also receive training as workshop facilitators. Only after attending a workshop will participants receive a Project WILD Activity Guide. The workshops are open to classroom teachers, scout, 4-H and other youth leaders, park and nature center personnel, and environmental educators. 

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Briedi Scott, Project WILD Coordinator, [email protected], 651-296-6157