Grades: K-2

Life Cycles: 

Wet & Wild Life Cycles - lesson plan; freshwater mussels, striped bass, dragonflies

Aquatic Life Cycles   Powerpoint - resource for 'Wet & Wild Life Cycles' lesson plan

Mussel videos  -   excellent short videos to go with 'Wet & Wild Life Cycles';  click link and scroll to 'Mussel Videos' category;  video categories are listed alphabetically


Grades: 4-8 

Magnicent Mammals - Adaptations & Identification Grades: 4-6

Magnicent Mammals - lesson/activity plan

Magnicent Mammals - reference; skulls/furs with animal photos and species profile links

Magnicent Mammals - reference; skull diagrams/fur info; no animal photos

Identifying Mammal Skulls - PowerPoint Reference


Eastern Box Turtle: North Carolina's State Reptile - Math/Science    Grades: 5-8

Carapace Capers: Collecting & Analyzing Turtle Shell Data  - lesson/activity plan (Math/Science)

Box Turtle Carapace Photos - to be used with Carapace Capers lesson/activity

Gems of the Forest Video  - background for Carapace Capers lesson/activity   (coming soon)

How to Measure Turtle Shells - video;  reference for Carapace Capers lesson/activity   (coming soon)


Where's Waldo -  simulation activity on how to survey and mark Eastern Box Turtles in the field (coming soon)



North Carolina Habitats -   coming soon


Grades:  Middle/High School

Wildlife Populations
Resources in this section are best suited for: Biology, FFA - Natural Resources curriculum,  AP Environmental Science and  Math.  


It's 9p....Where are your Wild Animals?     Deer Population Estimation lesson/activity

Smile - You're on Camera  - Powerpoint for Deer Population Estimation lesson - It's 9p...Where are your Wild Animals?  

Wild Turkey

Let's Talk Turkey - Eastern Wild Turkey - Populations/Management Lesson/Activity (Teacher copy)

Let's Talk Turkey - Scenarios Activity - Student copy
Let's Talk Turkey - Predator Reading - Student copy
Let's Talk Turkey - Habitat/Habits/Population Reading - Student copy
Let's Talk Turkey - Forest Habitat and Food Type Reading - Student copy

Turkey 101     (5:35 min)   Short video on the biology and management of Eastern Wild Turkeys in NC  March 2019


Mourning Dove  (coming soon)


How Wildlife Science Works   (coming soon) 


Field staff and two students perform wildlife observations