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.

New Mexico Game and Fish's wildlife curriculum offers conservation education for upper elementary through middle school.
 

Wildlife Curriculum for New Mexico

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

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.

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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 These lessons have not been peer-reviewed or correlated to the Common Core State Standards and current New Mexico Public Education Department Science Standards, but offer sound content for teaching New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.

Lesson plans and presentations developed by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish professional educators, biologists and game wardens.

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Lesson Plans and Presentations

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Insects Lesson Plan

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Insects Presentation

Conservation Offfcer Career Lesson Plan

Conservation Officer Career Presentation

Dove Hunting for Beginners Lesson Plan

Dove Hunting for Beginners Presentation

Elk Rock Lesson Plan

Elk Rock Presentation

Especies Trucha del Agua Fria

Etapas de la Vida de la Trucha

Fish Senses

Food Web Lesson Plan

Food Web Presentation

Freshwater Ecosystems Food Chain

Grouse Hunting for Beginners Lesson Plan

Grouse Hunting for Beginners Presentation

Identify External Body Parts of Fish Lesson Plan

Life Stages of the Trout

Life Stages of Trout

Quail Hunting for Beginners Lesson Plan

Quail Hunting for Beginners Presentation

Spinning Reel Lesson Plan

Sport Fish in New Mexico

Squirrel Hunting for Beginners Lesson Plan

Squirrel Hunting for Beginners Presentation

Waterfowl Facts and Identification Lesson Plan

Waterfowl Facts and Identification Presentation

Waterfowl Hunting for Beginners Lesson Plan

Waterfowl Hunting for Beginners Presentation

Wild Turkey Hunting Today Lesson Plan

Wild Turkey Hunting Today Presentation

Wild Turkeys Rock Lesson Plan

Wild Turkeys Rock Presentation

Wildlife Managment 101 Lesson Plan

Wildlife Managment 101 Presentation

More Activities and How-to’s

Clay Target Shooting

Critter Camo Activity

Deer Antlers Plaque Mount

Easy to Make Bird Feeders

Gear Preparation

Grouse Tail Fan Mount

Helmets for Kids – What’s the right choice?

How to Clean Your Firearm

How to European Mount a Wildlife Skull

How to Mount Your Own Turkey Fan and Beard

How to Read the Water in a River

How to Tie Fishing Knots

Keeping a Fishing Journal

La Plataforma Slip Sinker

Make Your Own Survival Elk Grunt Tube Laynard

Sandhill Crane Wingbone Turkey Call

Santee Rig

Slip Sinker Rig and Santee Rig

WARF Bow

Advanced Workshops

NMDGF Wildlife & Fisheries Careers Virtual Academy can be found here.

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.

Conservation Wildlife PDF Presentation with Notes

Wildlife Conservation Powerpoint Presentation (PPT)

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.

Educational Materials

The Department offers numerous educational opportunities, including detailed Species Information, and Wildlife Trunks for teachers. Learn more.