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Resources for Educators


If you are looking for ways to bring excitement and hands-on activities to your classroom take a look at these curriculum guides, resource kits, and workshops available to formal and informal educators!  




Students participating in a hands-on learning experience


Delaware Specific Resources

Wetland Activities for Delaware Educators (WADE) Kits - Set of 8 self-contained interactive learning games for laon.  Contact for more information and to borrow a kit.

The Wealth and Worth of Delaware's Wetlands - Powerpoint made available through DNREC's Aquatic Resource Education Center (AREC).

Green Eggs and Sand Workshops - Workshops for educators to be better able to inform students about the Delaware Bay horseshoe crab shorebird phenomenon and controversy. Contact

Schoolyard Wetland Habitat Workshops and Resources - DNREC offers a variety of resources for teachers at schools with wetlands on their grounds to explore ways to integrate those areas to interdisciplinary teaching guides, loan kits and equipment for field studies, and ideas for outdoor activities and projects. Opportunities for customized on-site teacher trainings are also available. 

Wetlands 101 Video Series - A collection of short videos on the DNREC YouTube channel that focus on introductory wetland science.

Students using a WADE activity kit 

National Resources 

Estuaries Video Gallery (NERRS) - This collection of short video clips are the "next best thing to an actual trip to an estuary" field trip. Use these video clips to learn more about our nation's beautiful estuaries! 

Project WET - Science education methods and water education curriculum for teachers to explain water resources to children and youth. K-12

WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands - an instructional guide for educators that provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information, and ideas. WOW! includes: over 50 hands-on multidisciplinary activities in lessonplan format, extensive background information on wetlands, ideas for student action projects, and a wetlands resource guide. K-12

Project WILD - A wildlife-focused conservation education program educators and their students. K-12  

Project WILD Aquatic - Emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. K-12

Growing Up WILD - An early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. 3-7 years old

Project Learning Tree - The goal of this program is to teach students how to think, not what to think about comples environmental issues. K-12

Flying WILD - A whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus. K-12













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