NMDGF Conservation Education Program
The NMDGF Conservation Education Program provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fish and wildlife conservation education program to assist students of any age in developing the awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment to stewardship of New Mexico’s wildlife and wildlife habitats.
Wildlife Curriculum for New Mexico
The Conservation Education team offers a New Mexico Wildlife Education curriculum for upper elementary through middle school grade levels, correlated to Common Core State Standards, current NM Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
New Mexico Wildlife Activities and Lessons
The following lesson plans have been developed by the Department’s professionals, which include professional educators, biologists and game wardens. Lesson plans target upper elementary and middle school grade levels. These lessons have not been peer-reviewed or correlated to the Common Core State Standards and current New Mexico Public Education Department Science Standards, but offer sound content for teaching New Mexico’s youth about the state’s valuable wildlife resources.
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Lesson Plans with Presentations
Wildlife Conservation in New Mexico
Our Mission: To provide and maintain an adequate supply of wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico by utilizing a flexible management system that provides for their protection, conservation, regulation, propagation, and for their use as public recreation and food supply.
Classroom Presentations with colorful slide show on New Mexico wildlife and wildlife conservation is available statewide. Presentations include hands-on discovery critter boxes with wildlife skins, skulls and more. Presentations are given by Conservation Officers, and staff from the Information and Education Division.
The Department offers numerous educational opportunities, including detailed Species Information, and Wildlife Trunks for teachers. Learn more.