Teaching Kits & Guides

​Anyone who teaches children can check out one of our extensive curriculum guides to incorporate into any lesson plan about wildlife and wild places.  A $50 deposit is required when checking out a curriculum guide.  It will be returned in full once the complete kit is returned. 

Reserving a Kit

To reserve a teaching kit, please call the Conservation Education Department at 262-636-9580.  Please have several dates in mind when calling.  A $50 deposit is required when checking out a kit.  It will be returned in full once the complete kit is returned. 


Africa Kit

Discover one of the most exciting continents on the planet.  Learn about the people, geography, and animals of Africa.  The kit includes several trade books and a large activity packet.  This is great as a unit by itself or as a supplement to an already existing unit.  This kit is most suitable for grades two through four and is provided by the Junior League of Racine.

 

Wildlife Trade Kit

The Wildlife Trade Educational Kit is designed to raise awareness about wildlife trade.  Students will learn how to become wise consumers by avoiding purchases that may damage wildlife.  This curriculum is appropriate for grades six and above.  This kit is provided by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

 

Realm of the Tiger

Using the Realm of the Tiger curriculum, students will learn how to classify animals, what biomes tigers live in, what is essential to tiger survival, how many tigers can live in an area, tiger adaptations, predator-prey relationships, life cycles, how scientist learn about tigers, as well as tiger conservation issues.  Lessons are easily adapted for all ages but are most appropriate for grades four through eight.  The kit includes hands-on lessons, many color transparencies, posters, videos, reproducibles, and a teacher guidebook.  This kit is provided by National Geographic Society.

 

Far Traveler: A Teacher's Companion to Red Wolf Recovery

This curriculum guide provides children with an opportunity to investigate the issues of biodiversity and conservation in Southeastern United States.  Human attitudes toward large predators are also explored.  This guide strives to dispel myths and eliminate fears that hinder the conservation efforts for the red wolf.  The kit includes many hands-on lessons, reproducibles, and teacher background information.  This curriculum guide is provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The red wolf recovery curriculum is appropriate for grades one through five.

 

Oceans Resource Kit

While using the ocean resource kit, children will study the ocean in depth.  Several of the learning themes are the water cycle, ocean geography, currents and tides, animals of the ocean, food chains, ocean animal adaptations, ecosystems of the ocean and many more.  The kit includes hands-on lessons, many color transparencies, posters, videos, reproducibles, and a teacher guidebook.  Oceans Resource Kit is provided by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

 

Coral Reef Resource Kit

Lesson plans are provided for grades kindergarten through eight.  Students will explore the various animals of a coral reef, where reefs are located, threats to reefs, and benefits of reefs.  The kit comes with posters, color transparencies, and very informative background knowledge.  This kit is provided by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

 

Aquatic Invaders Kit

The Aquatic Invaders Kit is designed for educators in Association of Zoos and Aquariums Member Institutions. This kit is used to explain Invasive Species problems by clarifying basic components in the United States and also to help visitors understand how they can prevent new introductions and reduce future spread of existing non-indigenous species.