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Discover Wildlife Science

You see wildlife on state game lands, in parks, and even your own backyard. But, have you ever wondered how biologists ensure Pennsylvania's wildlife thrives? Find out with these activities, lessons, videos and more. Wildlife on WiFi resources support Pennsylvania State Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology.

Activities and Lessons

Black Bear Management – Overview PowerPoint, Mark and Recapture Teacher Lesson Plan (PDF), Mark and Recapture Student Sheet (PDF), and Mark and Recapture Answer Sheet (PDF) for grades 5 - 12
Game Commission Wildlife Careers  for grades 6–12 (PDF)
10 Things You Can Do for Wildlife for grades K–6 (PDF)
Wildlife Game Show for grades 3–6 (PowerPoint) 
Educator's Guide to Celebrating Pennsylvania Bald Eagles and Elk for grades K–6 (PDF)
Do You Know Me? A simple game to identify Pennsylvania wildlife for grades K–3 (PDF)
Feet first! A simple game to identify Pennsylvania wildlife for grades K–3 (PDF)

Videos and Watchable Wildlife

Build Your Own Beaver Dam! for grades K–6 (3:12 video)
Wildlife Storytime: Beavers by Deborah Hodge for grades K–3 (9:45 video)
Peregrine Falcons: Science of Wildlife Management for grades 6–12 (2:28 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)


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.