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Celebrate Pennsylvania Mammals

Can you bugle like a bull elk? What is the difference between a rabbit and a hare? How many species of fox live in Pennsylvania? Explore these questions and more with our Celebrate Pennsylvania Mammal lessons and activities below. Wildlife on WiFi resources support Pennsylvania State Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology.

Activities and Lessons

Antlers vs. Horns – Lesson Plan, Student Worksheet, and Answer Sheet for grades 3 – 6
All About Elk for grades K – 6 (PPT)
Elk Crossword Puzzle and Puzzle Answers for grades 3 – 6 (PDFs)
Elk SMART Going the Distance Activity and Answers for K – 6 (PDFs)
Pennsylvania Wildlife Coloring Book for grades K–3 (PDF)
Home Sweet Home! A simple game to identify animal homes for grades K–6 (PDF)
Pennsylvania Envirothon Wildlife Study Session 1
Pennsylvania Envirothon Wildlife Study Session 2
Pennsylvania Envirothon Wildlife Study Session 3

Videos and Watchable Wildlife

Elk Live Stream Lesson for grades 5 – 12 (PDF)
Wildlife Storytime: Bats by Gail Gibbons for grades K–3 (10:36 video)
A webinar on Pennsylvania mammals for grades 6–12, in partnership with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (1-hour video)
Black Bears: Science of Wildlife Management for grades 6–12 (2:48 video)
Black Bear Mange: Science of Wildlife Management for grades 6–12 (2:25 video)
2020 Elk Country Live Stream


Wildlife on WiFi

Our vision is to connect Pennsylvania residents to their state’s wildlife from anywhere. To achieve this, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s award-winning Wildlife on WiFi program provides innovative online learning opportunities, virtual lessons and educational resources about wildlife and its conservation.