The Wildlife Module Curriculum Enrichment Program (Grades 3-7) focuses on teaching youth about natural resource management and environmental regulations in effect to improve and protect our ecosystems, wildlife habitat and land resources as well as developing a personal and community environmental ethic. The “Wildlife Success Stories and Endangered Species (3rd Grade), “Something’s Fishy” (4th Grade), “City Critters” (5th Grade) and “Predators in the Classroom” (4th-7th Grade) Modules were thus developed to specifically target elementary and middle school students with hands-on displays, interactive computer programs, videos, lesson plans and testing materials containing information about renewable natural resources, urban-dwelling wildlife, aquatic ecology and water issues.
The modules can be requested by educators within Bexar County for two-week periods throughout the year. Host teachers are instructors for the curriculum and are provided with a Teacher Binder. At least one class/group of students are required to complete a pre and post-test evaluation tool that is used as an internal measurement of the materials effectiveness.
The program overview is presented in a Power Point format. A description of each module is presented along with a Response Form that may be printed and submitted to schedule one or more of the curriculum units at specific sites.