Lessons & Resources
The Uinta County Conservation District has a number of natural resource and conservation education lessons for your classroom, homeschool group or youth group. Lessons taught by UCCD are free of charge, can be adjusted to meet individual requests.
We strive to teach hands-on, standard-based lessons in (or out) of the classroom focusing on the natural resources and agriculture issues here in Uinta County. We also have interactive lessons and resources to promote world, national and regional activities such as National Soil and Water Stewardship Week, World Water Monitoring Day, Wyoming Ag in the Classroom, Earth Day and Arbor Day.
Review the lists below and contact us to schedule a lesson. If you have a different lesson idea or request please let us know. Our lessons can be adjusted for grades PreK-12. Lessons can be modified to fit your classroom needs and time schedules.
In addition, we partner with other agencies and professionals with expertise in a wide range of natural resource and conservation areas. We can refer you to great resources if you're interested in other topics.
UCCD Prepared Lessons/Topics
Animal Tracks & Scat
EnviroScape Model (run-off & pollution)
Ground Water Flow Model
Lakes, rivers, streams
Plant Identification & Collection
Plant To Product
Plants We Eat
Spooky Spiders/Wacky Webs
Water Quality Monitoring
Contact us today with lesson ideas you are interested in.
We teach lessons from the following natural resource and conservation education manuals. All the lessons in the manuals can be prepared to fit your needs.
Project Learning Tree is a widely used Prek-12 environmental education program designed to promote stewardship and advance environmental literacy. The activity guides contain numerous interactive, age appropriate lessons that can stand alone or be used as a full curriculum to teach about our environment. Lessons specific to Wyoming make up the Exploring Wyoming’s Natural Environments supplemental activity guide.
Project Wild - The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has developed curriculum handbooks for conservation and environmental education focusing on wildlife and habitat. These handbooks include: Project WILD K12 Guide, Flying WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD, WILD About Elk, Science & Civics: Sustaining Wildlife Grades 9-12.
Wyoming Stewardship Project is a curriculum developed by Wyoming Ag in the Classroom, the Wyoming Board of Education and the Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction, as well as teachers statewide. Units on Agriculture, Minerals & Energy and Outdoor Recreation & Tourism, are designed to meet the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards for second through fifth grade, with the intent to foster in students an understanding of the importance of their stewardship over Wyoming’s resources.
Wyoming Student Atlas is a Wyoming geology resource compiled for K-12 education. Social studies and science activities are standards-based following both the National Geography Standards and current Wyoming K-12 education standards. Online interactive 'story maps' are an addition to the colorful maps and graphics in the 56 page, 9x12 inch soft cover book.
Please contact us to schedule a lesson.
Please allow at least a week's notice when scheduling a lesson.
Make sure to look at our materials available for Check-Out as well.