The Nature of Teaching Extension program includes formal standards-based curricula and informal activity-based curricula, all centered around getting youth outside. Topics included are Food Waste, Health & Wellness, and Wildlife. Each program area provides standards-based, classroom-ready, free lesson plans with downloadable PDFs.
The resources keep growing with now opportunities to take the virtual workshops and receive a certificate of completion. The webinars include all the links to the material for K-12 curriculum and activities available. Whether you are a teacher, natural resource leader or a 4-H leader you have the opportunity to use the prepared curriculum with fun activities while teaching K-12 youth about natural resources, conservation, and the environment.
Virtual Workshops, Nature of Teaching
Nature of Teaching, Website, Purdue College of Agriculture
The Nature of Teaching, YouTube channel
Transporting Food Waste, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Benefits of Connecting with Nature, The Education Store
Nature of Teaching: Common Mammals of Indiana, The Education Store
Rod Williams, Professor of Wildlife Science & Wildlife Extension Specialist
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources