Project WILD and Aquatic WILD Educator Resources

Education Trunks

Our education trunks are a great way to walk on the WILD side! Currently, we offer six trunks for educational use. These trunks are free to borrow for one to two weeks at a time and are great for classroom teachers, naturalists, scout leaders and even home school educators to use.

  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Bat Education Trunk (Limited locations)
  • Black Bear Education Trunk
  • Furbearer (mammal) Education Trunk
  • White-tailed Deer Education Trunk
  • Wild Turkey Education Trunk

To learn more about these trunks and how to reserve them, please visit the Education Trunk page.

ProjectWild Student ManualPrintable Pages

Are you looking for easy to print student pages, supplemental materials and technology connections for the Project WILD guides? For a listing of these additional classroom resources, then please visit the national webpage:

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat is a great way to link place-based learning to wildlife outside your classroom or building. To learn more on how to create, fund, and engage students in learning outside, then check out our Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat page

For a list of WILD activities that can be conducted in schoolyards, click here.

For a simple guide to School Wildlife Gardens, please click here​.

Supplemental Material

​Alternatives to Raising and Releasing Wildlife for Education​

Maryland-Specific Information for Project WILD Activities Maryland-Specific Information for Project WILD Activities

The PDF document contains Maryland-specific material useful for various Project WILD activities. The supplemental information is arranged by activity and includes Maryland links and additional resources to teach concepts. This PDF will be regularly updated, so check back for updates! Last update: January 2023.​

Maryland Food Web​

Field Investigations

Field investigations are a great way to get students outdoors and conducting science. Check out our page​ for help with conducting field investigations with students.


Bottleneck Genes: Black-footed FerretsBlack-footed Ferret

This PDF document supplements the Bottleneck Genes activity. It contains a worksheet to guide students through the activity as well as updated cards to correspond with the new worksheet. Contact state coordinator if you would like the original worksheet to edit to fit your needs.

Busy Bees, Busy Blooms

First Impressions

Insect Inspection

Limiting Factors: How Many Bears?

Migration Headache

Monarch Marathon

No Water off a Duck’s Back

Owl Pellets

Water Works - Illustration of a dripping faucet Water Works Template

This PDF document contains cards for different water users in the Water Works activity.

For more information and resources, please contact:

Sarah B. Witcher
Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Service
580 Taylor Avenue, E-1
Annapolis, Maryland 21401