Classroom Resources

Focus Wild Arizona offers a variety of educational resources. Most are available online. In addition, many others are available through each regional office or the department’s main office in Phoenix.

workshops, video training and school inservices

In person trainings hosted throughout the year.
Archive of webinars and presentations.
AZGFD can come to you with training.

new educational resources


Eric Proctor or 623-236-7243

Resource Types Available for Educators

Unless noted, the following resources are available for free.

Student activity pages

  • Focus Wild Arizona  – Short educational activities that appeared in the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine from 2006-2013.
  • Wild Fun – Fun printable activities such as word searches and coloring pages appropriate for younger children.
  • Wild Kids – Grade level specific, printable activities that are aligned to current science standards and three dimensional teaching.

wildlife fact sheets

  • Field Notes – a collection of one-page animal fact sheets originally appearing in the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine
  • Research Abstracts  – technical information on many of the plants and animals found in Arizona

maps and mapping applications

Maps Database – a collection of downloadable and digital maps related to wildlife


  • Arizona Wildlife Views – the YouTube channel for the Department’s emmy-winning television show
  • Focus Wild Arizona – a collection of Department videos specific for educators
  • Live Web Cams – links to the various Department-operated web cams
  • Video Guides – a collection of Department videos that have been reviewed by educators for use in the classroom

education grants

Heritage Education Grants – a grant program specifically for educators to help improve wildlife education in their classrooms.


Education through AZGFD

See resources for teachers, including lesson plans. Learn about hunter education, and classes to earn bonus points.

teacher resources

The goal of the AZGFD education program is to promote awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the state’s wildlife resources by using wildlife as a context for learning.

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hunter education for bonus points

Classroom and online instruction, and field days for hunter education. Online “Ethically Hunting Arizona” class allows hunters to earn a lifetime bonus point.

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