Topic outline

  • General

    Conservation Education Tutorial
    An Overview of the North American Conservation Education Strategy
    Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies


  • Topic 1

    Unit 1 Purpose of the North American Conservation Education Strategy

    This unit will focus on the history and reasons behind the North American Conservation Education strategy and the materials found in the toolkit objectives of each.

  • Topic 2

    Unit 2 Conservation Concepts and Benchmarks

    This unit will focus on becoming familiar with the AFWA conservation conceptual framework, the core concepts, and benchmarks. Core Concepts reflect the knowledge, actions and values that further the North American Model developed to unify and strengthen conservation education efforts of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) member agencies and partners in a manner that effectively advances the AFWA Strategic Plan and the North American Model of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. In this model, Conservation Education becomes an effective, dynamic means for formal and informal educators to help support an informed and involved citizenry that appreciates conservation and management of terrestrial and water resources, understands and actively participates in the stewardship and support of those natural resources, understands the value of our fish and wildlife and actively supports funding for fish and wildlife conservation.
  • Topic 3

    Unit 3 Conservation Education Scope and Sequence

    This unit is about the AFWA K-12 Conservation Education Scope and Sequence which is a set of expectations that describe what students should know and be able to do in three grade bands, K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 and is correlated to frameworks from science, social science and health. At the end of this module you will know what a scope and sequence is and why it is important as well as how to use it in planning your programs.

  • Topic 4

    Unit 4 Designing Conservation Education Programs and Planning For Evaluation

    The ultimate goal of conservation education is to develop a conservation literate citizenry. In order for this to happen, programs have to be designed in such a way that there are pathways for achieving this goal. It requires knowing how to plan effective educational programs that can evaluate what the participant has gained in knowledge and skills. This section focuses on evaluation and planning basics using a number of materials that have been developed by other outstanding organizations.
  • Topic 5

    Unit 5 Tell Us What You Think

    Congratulations! You have completed the North American Conservation Education Strategy tutorial. This tutorial is one in a series on the Conservation Education Strategy for North America. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think by completing the brief online assessment below. You can also download your Certificate of Completion for your professional development hours.
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