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Nebraska Game and Parks offers a variety of lesson plans on flora, fauna and other natural resources topics specific to the state. The plans, PowerPoints and video resources are available for you to download and use.

PowerPoint: Birding 101: How to go birding and enjoy it!
PowerPoint: 10 Things You Should Do to Help Birds
Lesson Plan: Birds in the Food Web
Lesson Plan: Category, Chart and Graphs
Lesson Plan: Mapping Birds
Lesson Plan: Poetic Birds
Lesson Plan: Speaking for the Birds
Lesson Plan: Storytime
Lesson Plan: Venn Diagram
Lesson Plan: Homemade Binoculars
Lesson Plan: Birding Life List
Lesson Plan: Pinecone Bird Feeder

Lesson Plan: Plant Press
Lesson Plan: Leafy Creations
Lesson Plan: Leaf Rubbings

Lesson Plan: Worms
Lesson Plan: Snow
Lesson Plan: Birds
Lesson Plan: Rabbits
Lesson Plan: Squirrels

Scavenger Hunts are a great way to get your students outside and engaged in nature. They also help work on observation skills and often lead to exploration, questioning, and adventure – all good things!

Early childhood
Early elementary
Upper elementary
Middle school
Sounds scavenger hunt

Video: Building a Classroom Compost Bin (2:44 minutes)
Video: Changing the Soil in your Worm Bin (1:21 minutes)
Video: What do Worms Like to Eat? (2:05 minutes)
Video: Worm Experiment: Light or Dark? (1:29 minutes)
Video: Worm Measurement (1:38 minutes)
PowerPoint: Soils
Lesson Plan: Measuring Worms
Lesson Plan: Mud Painting
Lesson Plan: Soil ID Book
Lesson Plan: Soil Recipe
Lesson Plan: We All Need Soil
Lesson Plan: Soil Painting

Lesson Plan: Nature’s Network
Lesson Plan: Rare Species Class Book
Lesson Plan: T&E Masks
Lesson Plan: Bottleneck Genes
Lesson Plan: Picketing for Plovers
Lesson Plan: Whoopers on the Rise
Lesson Plan: Trial for Terns

Lesson Plan: Cloud Gazing
Lesson Plan: Nature Journal

The Outdoor Skills After-School program offers a variety of lesson plans focused on developing outdoor skills.

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