Teaching Tools

Teaching Tools have been developed to support educators at every level from K-12 through college. These tools are intended to facilitate infusing biodiversity and conservation thinking into learning across disciplines. 

Each topical Teaching Tool has a landing page with information on key concepts and a number of resources including lesson elements in categories that match the Next Generation Science Teaching Standards in particular, but are useful across disciplines.

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Find the Tools You Need

Our Teaching Tools cover a wide range of lesson and learning types. Find the tools you need based on the groups below or view them all

Phenomenal Images

A photo or an illustration that presents a natural phenomenon such as weather or animal behavior. 

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Select graphs, figures, or tables from scientific publications are presented. 

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Guided Inquiry

In-depth explorations of important biodiversity and conservation topics.

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Design Challenge

Best conducted as team-based, multidimensional problems.

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Samples of some the best nature writing including E.O. Wilson, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson, but also numerous diverse voices that have risen to be heard more recently.

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Meet scientists, conservation experts, educators, and authors in recorded videochats on select biodiversity and conservation topics.

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