Teacher Resources 2019-07-22T15:16:49-05:00

Teacher Resources

We have the resources you need when teaching about conservation corridors in your K-12 or undergraduate classroom! Search the table below for keywords, or sort by grade level to locate resources that fit your curriculum.


 TitleCorridor Theme(s)SummaryOrganizationGrade Level(s)
Seed dispersal and habitat fragmentationHabitat fragmentationThis video follows scientists studying the seeds that brown spider monkeys disperse in a tropical forest of Colombia in order to inform and improve reforestation efforts.HHMI BiointeractiveHigh School
Seed dispersal in tropical forestsHabitat fragmentationAccompanies "Seed dispersal and habitat fragmentation" video. Students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply ideas to the design of a conservation area.HHMI BiointeractiveHigh School
From Ants to grizzlies: a general rule for saving biodiversityIsland biogeography, BiodiversityThis film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to conservation.HHMI BiointeractiveHigh School
City parks: wildlife islands in a sea of cementIsland biogeography, BiodiversityAnalyze authentic camera trap data and explore whether biodiversity is dependent on park size.Data NuggetsHigh School, Undergraduate
Connecting landscapes in a changing worldHabitat fragmentationLesson covering why habitat area and reserve design are important. Concludes with an activity where students are challenged to engineer the best disperser for given environment types.Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological StationMiddle School, High School
Habitat loss and fragmentation: the good, bad, and uglyHabitat fragmentationGame where you see what impacts fragmentation has by putting yourself in the shoes of the critters dealing with the changes we makeMichigan State University, Kellogg Biological StationMiddle School
Plant hopscotch: The leaps & bounds of invasive speciesHabitat fragmentationAnnotated research paper about rapid evolution speeding up plant population spread in fragmented experimental landscapes.Science in the ClassroomHigh School
How do dogs make trouble for wildlife in the Andes?Habitat fragmentationCutting edge
peer-reviewed
science research
adapted for students
Science Journal for KidsMiddle School, High School
How do dams affect fish populations?Habitat fragmentationCutting edge
peer-reviewed
science research
adapted for students
Science Journal for KidsMiddle School, High School
Not just ivory - another threat for Asian elephants?Habitat fragmentationCutting edge
peer-reviewed
science research
adapted for students
Science Journal for KidsMiddle School, High School
What if a salmon meets a catfish?Habitat fragmentationCutting edge
peer-reviewed
science research
adapted for students
Science Journal for KidsMiddle School, High School
Wildlife crossings, from bridges to tunnels to overpassesWildlife bridgesArticle on popular science adapted for students.NewselaMiddle School
How did the grizzly bear cross the road?Wildlife bridgesArticle on popular science adapted for students.NewselaMiddle School
Wildlife corridors for kidsMovement, Connectivity, Fragmentation, Wildlife corridorsTwo semester unit developed to assist Australian students to learn about and understand the importance and need for connectivity conservation and the value of large landscape projects.GlidewaysElementary, Middle School
Designing fish-friendly culverts (and bridges)MigrationA hands-on lesson to help teach youth about the amazing lives of migratory fish, and how barriers to their migration impact their survival.U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceGrades 5-8
Florida panthers and wildlife corridorsWildlife corridorsIn this lesson, students learn about the Florida Panther, threats to it's survival and the role of wildlife corridors as an attempt to reduce roadway fatalities. Includes game simulating panther crossings.CPALMSGrade 9
The effect of snowpack and connectivity of on pikasConnectivityThis engaging, interactive classroom activity helps students understand how snow pack, climate change and habitat connectivity can impact the American pika.ScienceLIVEMiddle School, High School
Pitfall traps & diversity indicesEdge effects, BiodiversityPublication describing an activity where students collect authentic ecological data with pitfall traps, within the context of edge effect ecology and habitat conservation.The American Biology TeacherHigh School
Stakeholder engagement meetingWildlife corridorsIn this activity, students will investigate a scenario where high rates of wildlife-vehicle collisions are afflicting the local community. Students will role play different community interest groups in a mock meeting.Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation InitiativeMiddle School, High School
Bear 148 poetry lessonWildlifeStudents will evaluate the Bear 148 case study and create original poems or songs to express their feelings and thoughts about this real-life story.Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation InitiativeMiddle School, High School
Habitat fragmentation and wildlife corridorsHabitat fragmentation, Island biogeography, MetapopulationsStudents will discover how landscape patch size and proximity determine an organism’s ability to disperse or successfully establish and colonize habitat patches, impacting extinction rates and overall biodiversity.Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation InitiativeMiddle School, High School