Teachers and non-formal educators are trained to use hands on conservation education activities using proven natural resources curriculum including the following:
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is used to teach about stewardship of water resources using hands on activities and classroom-ready teaching methods. Co-sponsored by Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) uses hands on methods to teach about wildlife conservation and its relation to the environment. Co-sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
Project Learning Tree is used to teach about forestry and plants using hands on activities. Co-sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Forestry Services.
Wonders of Wetlands provides curricula for teachers and students to use when studying about wetlands. Sponsored by Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
Ag in the Classroom uses hands on activities to teach about the importance of agriculture. Sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.
Outdoor Classroom Assistance
The Conservation District assists schools, organizations, and communities with the planning and development of outdoor classrooms where youth and students can learn about natural resources hands-on. Below are a few examples:
2007/2008: Owasso Middle School | Wetland relocation for outdoor classroom
2003/2004: City of Broken Arrow | Ray Harral Nature Learning Center and Wetland Outdoor Classroom
2002: YFR 4-H Club, Broken Arrow | 4-H Centennial Native Plant Garden
2002: Sequoyah Elementary, Tulsa | Wetland Outdoor Classroom
2001: Arrow Springs Elementary, Broken Arrow | ABC Native Plant Garden
2000: Remington Elementary, Tulsa | Wetland Outdoor Classroom