Fisheries and Wildlife

General Resources in Fisheries and Wildlife Education

American Fisheries Society.
Offers an annual meeting, publications, and education and certification information.

Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education (American Society of Agronomy).
A peer reviewed journal for teaching ideas K-16 in the life sciences, natural resources, and agriculture.  Includes course descriptions, articles on use of online materials, exercises, web lessons, learning activities, research in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and issues in teaching.  Online version continuously updated during the year; one hard copy version published in December.  Current issue available to paid subscribers only; full text of archived issues, 1998-2005, available free online.

Agripedia (University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture).
A comprehensive multimedia instructional resource for all areas within the study of agriculture and natural resources.  Has searchable database for courses, course materials, a glossary, and relevant resources.  Unfortunately, there are dead links, but the site still has much to offer educators who are willing to browse through the numerous links provided.

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)—Fisheries and Wildlife Resources.
Links to materials useful for teaching.

Links to Fisheries and Wildlife Resources on the Web.
Offers links to Fisheries and Wildlife state and institutional programs throughout the U.S.

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management (Cornell, Clemson, Nebraska-Lincoln, and Utah State Universities). 
Identification guides, tips, baits, traps, supplies and much more can be found on this comprehensive site focused on dealing with wildlife damage.  Also has Ask the Expert feature.

Ecological Society of America.
Click on “Education & Diversity” for educator and student teaching and learning resources, and materials on diversity in ecology.

Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE).
A peer-reviewed web-based collection of ecological educational materials published by the Ecological Society of America.  Sections on experiments, issues, and teaching are designed to meet the broad range of faculty and student needs in undergraduate education.  Has searchable database.

Resources for Teaching Ecology & Environmental Science.
Internet materials for educators designed to accompany The Sourcebook for Teaching Science by Norman Herr (California State University, Northridge).
Links to numerous sites on environmental issues such as endangered species, biomes and ecosystems, and environmental protection.

Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) Online.
The Society provides resources for educators, including journals and downloadable “reading resources” such as their “Primer on Ecological Restoration.”

Society for Conservation Biology.
Promotes the scientific study of biological diversity.  Their journal, Conservation, has a section with “teaching tools” that provides study resources and online discussion questions.  Conservation can be browsed online by topic or by each issue’s table of contents, but complete issues must be purchased.

Resources for Teaching Conservation Biology, compiled by the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP).
A list of conservation texts, articles on the state of teaching conservation, and over 30 resources, mainly online, for teaching conservation.  Each online site is annotated and the URL is provided, but the links are not live.

Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC).
The Center offers professional development opportunities to environmental professionals.  Their “Technical Resources” provide downloadable materials useful for teaching plus links to EPA materials and other agencies and organizations involved in environmental issues.

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Sample Syllabi

Syllabi for eCampus courses in Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.
This site offers sample syllabi for a variety of courses in OSU’s Fisheries and Wildlife online minor.
To review the curriculum, see

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Michigan State University Resources in Fisheries and Wildlife

MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

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