Wilderness Education Project

The Wilderness Education Project is a national K-12 curriculum template development program that is being designed to bring understanding of wilderness character and wilderness accessibility into the classroom.  Curricula is divided into four grade-aligned, age-appropriate categories (K-2, 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12).  Each category includes six hour-long lessons on each of the following: the Wilderness Act, Wilderness as an Ecological Savings Account, Human Elements of Wilderness, The Role of Disturbance, Wilderness Character Assessments, and Wilderness Stewardship. Each grouped curriclum also includes two half-day field trips.  

During 2016 and 2017, we will be working with local partners, educators and land managers to develop regionally specialized curricula components  in California, Colorado, Washington, Idaho and Montana.  These components will focus on key wilderness issues and notable wilderness resources and history to tailor template lesson plans to local youth, increasing relevancy and student engagement.  Regional curricula will be taught by local conservation corps participants, thereby connecting their wilderness stewardship career advancement to public wilderness education.

When fully developed, curricula will be available for all educators and land managers.   

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The Society for Wilderness Stewardship is a non-profit, charitable organization under the 501 (c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code.