Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery, through Great Outdoors Colorado, help fund Project WILD activities.
Project WILD and related resources are among the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. More than 1 million educators have been trained in this interdisciplinary, teacher-friendly curriculum since 1983.
Project WILD's roots in Colorado run deep—the curriculum had its beginnings in Colorado and many of the primary writers were here on the Front Range. The curriculum has been repeatedly field tested and there are over 40 studies demonstrating its effectiveness in student learning. To learn more about the curriculum and available guides, visit the national Project WILD Web site.
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Project WILD Correlations to Colorado Academic Standards
Colorado is in the process of transitioning to new academic standards that were adopted in 2009. Project WILD Correlations are now available so that educators can use WILD activities to fulfill standards and grade level expectations in the classroom (and outdoors, of course)!
Growing Up WILD for Early Childhood Educators
In 2009 Colorado launched the Growing Up WILD curriculum. Geared for educators of students ages 3-7, these fun, hands-on workshops are a new option for early childhood educators. Check the Workshops page for the next opportunity to explore this fun resource.
Project WILD Resources for Sheltered English Instruction
Second language learners are a significant part of the school age population in Colorado. If you are a teacher of students learning English as a second language, learn how you can use Project WILD (and Project PLT) techniques and activities for your students!
Become a Project WILD Volunteer Facilitator
Our Professional Development Workshops are led by highly trained, talented, and motivated volunteers referred to as facilitators. Facilitators receive specialized training to enable them to teach workshops, and advanced training opportunities are offered during the year, including an annual facilitator's conference.
Teachers who have participated in a recent Project WILD workshop and use these materials with students are ideal Facilitators. To learn more about what is required to apply, the application process, the benefits of being a volunteer facilitator, and a link to the application, go to the Becoming a Volunteer Facilitator page.
Already a volunteer facilitator? Go to the Workshop Planning page for forms and other useful information.
For more about any of these programs, please contact a Colorado Parks and Wildlife regional education coordinator or state Project WILD Coordinator, Tabbi Kinion.