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. For information about obtaining any resources contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless noted, the following resources are available for free.
A variety of “bone boxes” that provided tactile resources and engaging lessons to bring into your classroom. These boxes are available for free checkout. Bone box resource web page
Student Activity Pages
- Focus Wild Arizona – A collection of short educational activities that appear in the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine from 2006-2013.
- Wild Kids – A collection of multi-grade level reading and activity pages centered around a variety of topic. Publication ended in 2005.
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
- Heritage Education Grants – a grant program specifically for educators to help improve wildlife education in their classrooms.
Books and Other Publications
- Arizona Wildlife Pocket Guides – a set of older publications which can be printed, cut and stapled to fit conveniently in a pocket
- Arizona Wildlife Views Magazine – the Department’s award-winning, full-color magazine that includes subscription information and sample articles
- Desert Birding in Arizona – a curriculum guide focusing on birds found in urban areas
- Diné Guide to Traditional Teachings on Wildlife – a book that provides the natural history, cultural beliefs and practices, and appropriate classroom activities for wildlife found within the Navajo Nation
- Exploring Arizona’s Natural Resources – an interactive computer program that introduces the biotic communities of Arizona. This is a ZIP file. Once you click on the link, find the download arrow in the upper right hand corner to download it to your computer.
- Landscaping for Desert Wildlife – a very popular brochure that was converted into an interactive website to help select native plants
- Schoolyard Habitat Design – a book with all of the information you need to plan, develop and use your very own schoolyard habitat
- Department Publications – a complete listing of the books that have been published by the Department, including information on how to order
- Conservation Education Toolkit – a collection of education guides from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies