Snake River Corridor Education Curriculum

Lead your students on an ecological discovery of Wyoming’s Snake River Corridor while learning how you can enhance wildlife conservation efforts in your community!

Lesson Plans for Educators

Our Snake River Corridor curriculum is designed for 4th–6th grade students in the Greater Yellowstone area but is available to anyone and activities may be adapted for younger and older students. To access our nine free lesson plans, click on the corresponding PDF below for downloading and use. While we recommend following the lessons sequentially as they build on each other, it’s not a requirement.

#1. Introduction to the Snake River Corridor

Discover the importance of the Snake River Corridor as a valuable habitat for numerous wildlife species.

#2. Oh, Deer!

Identify the three essential habitat components for all wildlife populations: food, water, and shelter.

#3. Reading Graphs and Analyzing Data

Uncover the correlation between wildlife-vehicle collisions and their frequent occurrence near or between crucial habitat features.

#4. & 5. Wildlife Crossings

Learn about the negative impacts of development on animals in migration corridors, including habitat fragmentation and wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs).

#6. Trumpeter Swan Migration

Investigate and role-play Trumpeter Swan migration and understand how humans may impact this event.

#7. & 8. Public and Private Lands

Differentiate between public and private lands in the context of wildlife conservation. Access the student page here

#9. Rivers Connect Us

Track the Snake River’s route to discover its headwaters, flow direction(s), and path through 4 states. Access the student page here

Lesson Evaluation (for teachers)

Please contact for access to the Google Form to evaluate the lessons!

Educators: We are excited to hear how these activities contribute to collaboration and community education efforts in wildlife conservation. The first five teachers to provide feedback will have the chance to receive a local gift card as a token of our gratitude. Please contact * for access to the Google Form to evaluate the lessons.

Lesson plans created by Bari Bucholz with the exception of Lesson Plan #2, which was modified from Project WILD, an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program focusing on wildlife and habitat.

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