The department offers a variety of educational resources for children, formal and non-formal educators, and the general public.
Green Mountain Conservation Camp
A residential camp offering week-long sessions during the summer for boys and girls ages 12-14. Kids will learn about wildlife and fisheries management, hunter education and firearms training, archery, fishing techniques, aquatic ecology, camping, hiking, and outdoor survival and safety skills.
Natural Resources Management Academy
A special weekend at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp for high-school students (grades 9-12) ready to explore, in depth, Vermont’s natural resources.
Wildlife Management & Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators
A one-week course held in July for educators interested in integrating environmental topics into their curriculum. Three graduate credits available.
Let’s Go Fishing
Hands-on curriculum that features fishing techniques, tackle craft, ethics, ecology, and fisheries management. This is an excellent curriculum for physical education teachers. Teachers receive materials free by attending an instructor training workshop.
Trout in the Classroom
Bring the science of Vermont’s aquatic ecosystems into your classroom. Students learn about early trout development and anatomy, habitat, water chemistry, life cycles and much more.
Project WILD Workshops
Training workshops are available for four different curriculum guides – Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD and Flying WILD.
A hands-on kit for teachers to borrow to educate students about Vermont’s furbearing animals, such as mink, beaver, fisher, and red fox. Each kit includes pelts, skulls, track sets, scat sets, track field guides, and a book of activities for use in the classroom.
Reserve a kit by calling 802-828-1000 or emailing the department
Education Center at Kehoe GMCC
The Education Center at Kehoe provides opportunities for natural resource education, outdoor recreation, and a meeting space for the Green Mountain Conservation Camp program, Fish & Wildlife Department, and the local community.
Here is your online source for biological details, management efforts and fun facts for many of Vermont’s animals.
Fish & Wildlife Library
A comprehensive collection of the department’s publications, including factsheets, management reports and documents, and newsletters.