Free Curriculum and Lessons

AWCC has teamed up with Bear Trust International and Inspired Classroom to develop science-based education programs rooted in research and ecology. All lessons meet Alaska and National Science Standards and address STEM goals.

What makes this curriculum unique:

  • Free, web-based and project-based
  • Students use real data from field studies on wild bears
  • Students use wildlife science technology (GPA, GIA, population modeling tools)
  • Lessons raise conservation awareness while honing skills in science, math, and technology
  • STEM lessons teach environmental literacy at a global level
  • Program provides “teach the teachers” workshops and professional development courses
  • Program includes both a narrative component and a STEM component

Wood Bison Curriculum

The Wood Bison Curriculum is available for FREE. Click a tab below to find videos, fact sheets and more! Information and downloads are also available on Bear Trust International’s website. By design, this lesson does not require teachers to know anything about wood bison but meets a variety of standards. For a complete description and list, please see the end of the Teacher’s Guide.

Lesson Synopsis
This lesson uses the flipped learning model where teachers don’t stand before the class and lecture. Instead, students become wood bison scientists and “discover” the answers to real-world research questions through scientific inquiry. Using real-world data, students work individually and as a class to determine WHERE on the Alaskan landscape a captive herd of wood bison can be restored.

Grizzly Bear Curriculum

The Grizzly Bear Curriculum is available for FREE. Click a tab below to find videos, fact sheets and more! Information and downloads are also available on Bear Trust International’s website. By design, this lesson does not require teachers to know anything about grizzly bears, but meets a variety of standards. For a complete description and list, please see the end of the Teacher’s Guide.

Lesson Synopsis
This lesson uses the flipped learning model where teachers don’t stand before the class and lecture. Instead, students become grizzly bear scientists and “discover” the answers to real-world research questions through scientific inquiry. Using real-world data collected over 30 years on grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, students work individually, in three teams and as a class to determine whether or not this grizzly bear population is biologically ready for delisting.

Bison in a Box

Coming soon!

Contact: Education Department for more information

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