Focus Wild Arizona offers a variety of educational resources. Most are available online. In addition, many others are available through each regional office or the department’s main office in Phoenix. For information about obtaining any resources contact Sharon Voiland at 623-236-7220 or email@example.com.
Unless noted, the following resources are available for free.
Focus Wild Arizona Activities NEW
A collection of short educational activities that appear in our Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. Click here for more information.
Arizona Wildlife Booklets
Wildlife Inquiry Case Studies NEW
A collection of case studies detailing different wildlife research projects. Click here for more information.
Wildlife Field Notes
A collection of animal fact sheets originally appearing in our Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. Click here for more information.
State Symbols Fact Sheets
Game and Fish Links
- Podcasts - Learn about Arizona's wildlife in these short audio files complete with supplemental information and activities. Don't have an iPod...don't worry, they can be played with any standard audio program.
- Photo Gallery - A collection of photographs that you can use for educational purposes
- Video Gallery - A collection of short video segments that you can use for educational purposes
- Schoolyard Habitat and Environmental Education Grants - Apply for up to $10,000 of Heritage Grant funding to build a schoolyard habitat or other environmental education programs.
- Arizona's Natural Heritage - Research abstracts on many of the plants and animals found in Arizona.
- Landscaping for Desert Wildlife - This popular brochure has been converted into a web site to help you plan your desert garden.
- Campfire Chats - Questions that allow you to lead your group through a meaningful discussion about a variety of wildlife issues.
- Science Fair Ideas - Are you looking for ideas for an upcoming science fair? This page will provide you with some general questions and topics focused around ecology and wildlife.
Arizona Wildlife Views
Our popular, Emmy-winning television series is back for another season. Click here for more information.
Contact Sharon Voiland at 623-236-7220 to order your free copies. Please note that, due to budgetary constraints, we are unable to mail posters to requestors outside of Arizona. Click on the link below (if available) to find suggested ways to incorporate the poster into your classroom.
Our popular "bone boxes" are available for week long checkout. Click here for more information.
Wild Kids Activity Pages
A collection of multi-grade level reading and activity pages centered around a variety of topics. Click here for more information.
- Exploring Arizona's Natural Resources [ZIP, 56mb] - NEW Originally developed as a CD-ROM, this interactive program introduces practical knowledge of the diverse biotic communities in the state. To access, download and extract (unzip) the file, open the folder, and click on "ExpAZ.exe" to run the program. Because of the large size of the file, it will take some time to download.
- Desert Birding in Arizona [PDF, 3mb] - A curriculum guide focusing on birds found in our neighborhoods, schoolyards, and parks. Activities incorporate numerous subjects including science, language arts, social studies, math, and art.
- Diné Guide to Traditional Teachings on Wildlife [PDF, 2mb] - A joint project between the Window Rock School District and the Navajo Nation, this book provides natural history information, cultural beliefs and practices, and appropriate classroom topics and activities of more than 50 different species of wildlife one might encounty within the Navajo Nation.
- Schoolyard Habitat Design [PDF, 7mb] - All the information you need about planning, developing, and using your very own schoolyard habitat.
- State Symbols Campaign Poster and Information Sheet [PDF, 568kb] - Information regarding the 1985 student vote on new state symbols.
- Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit [PDF, 2mb] - Learn how to start and host your very own community nature club specifically designed to get children and their families into nature.
- Wildlife Education Newsletter - a print newsletter published three times per year that features Game and Fish resources and programs.
- Technology for Field Investigations NEW - a handbook developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to look at how technology is used in wildlife biology and how it can be brought into the classroom.