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    Educational Resources

    Acorn Naturalists Educational teaching supplies. Acorn Naturalists is registered as an independent small business, directed by teachers with advanced degrees in science education and a passion for learning.

    Investigating Your Environment National Information on Conservation Education is a supplemental interdisciplinary curriculum for Grades 6-12. The IYE curriculum was developed in the 1960s and was one of the first comprehensive efforts in environmental curriculum. Although nearly 50 years old, many of the lessons are still applicable and useful in today's classrooms. The focus of the curriculum is on hands-on investigations of the school's local area.

    (NICE) Database The National Information for Conservation Education (NICE) Database is the primary way that USFS tracks and monitors programs and activities in conservation education across the nation. This online, searchable database of education programs is a terrific clearinghouse for finding programs and resources that connect children with nature. Program reports include goals and objectives, partners, and contact information. Search the database by area, type or topic.

    Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth
    from preschool through grade 12.

    Educational Contests and Camps

    Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program WHEP is a 4-H and FFA youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 8-19) youth in the United States.

    Utah Envirothon The Envirothon is a natural resource competition for high school students. Teams of five students must, over the course of the school year, prepare themselves for this two-day outdoor competition, usually held in late April each year. Teams are tested on their knowledge in five designated study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils/landuse, wildlife and a current environmental issue. The current issue changes annually.

    Color Country Natural Resource Camp is designed to introduce high-school students to natural resource career fields and a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Located in beautiful Southwestern Utah, our staff of real-world natural resource professionals can show you a world you've never seen before.

    Nature High Summer Camp The Nature High Summer Camp is a week long high energy learning experience for High School aged youth living in the state of Utah.

    Wildlife Management Resources

    Utah State University College of Natural Resources The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources works to better understand our natural ecosystems and to foster the sustainable use of our resources. Awareness of human interactions with our environment is a critical component of better resource management. We focus on the effects of human activities on aquatic and terrestrial landscapes and ecosystems. We seek solutions to problems such as air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and conflict between different uses of our resources.

    Utah State University Extension Though more than 100 years old, Extension is as vital as ever, and perhaps even more so, due to the increased diversity and complexity of the issues people encounter today. The Extension system continues its longstanding tradition of extending the university to the people to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

    Jack H. Berryman Institute’s Human Wildlife Interactions Journal Human–Wildlife Interactions (ISSN 2155-3858 print, ISSN 2155-3874 online) is a peer-reviewed journal published two times a year by the Jack H. Berryman Institute, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230. Human–wildlife conflicts occur when humans or wildlife are having an adverse impact upon the other. Human–Wildlife Interactions publishes manuscripts on all aspects of human–wildlife conflicts, particularly research articles in the areas of wildlife ecology, animal behavior, management applications, economics, and human dimensions.

    Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management is a non-profit, grant funded site that provides research-based information on how to responsibly handle wildlife damage problems.

    Utah’s Community Based Conservation Program for Sage-grouse The mission of CBCP is to implement a process that enhances coordination and communication between community-based adaptive resource management working groups, private, and public partners. Additionally, CBCP aims to develop “seamless” plans for designated Utah geographic areas that contribute to the conservation of sage-grouse and other wildlife species that inhabit Utah’s sagebrush-steppe and desert shrub ecosystems and enhance the economic sustainability of local communities.

    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    USDA Wildlife Services