Teacher Resources

E.L.A.N.D. Project

Experience Learning And Natural Discovery at Global Wildlife Center!

Sponsor - The Lee Matherne Family Foundation.

The E.L.A.N.D. Project (Experience Learning and Natural Discovery) is a FREE group of lesson plans for teachers available for download on the website. The E.L.A.N.D. Project is a great way to get the most out of your Global Wildlife Center fieldtrip. The lesson plans cover topics such as endangered species, conservation, adaptation, diet, and research. They were developed in cooperation with Southeastern Louisiana University.

E.L.A.N.D. Download:

The E.L.A.N.D. Project is a group of FREE LESSON PLANS available for download by sections or the entire project. To view the E.L.A.N.D Project your browser must have the Acrobat Reader installed.

E.L.A.N.D. Project (2.55 MB)

Section 1: Endangered Species (164 KB)

  • Wish we weren’t here
  • Going, going, gone

Section 2: Conservation (127 KB)

  • Every litter bit helps
  • Highways, byways, and garbageways

Section 3: Adaptation (1.50 MB)

  • Open wide
  • Antlers and horns
  • Following footsteps
  • Hide and go seek

Section 4: Diet (277 MB)

  • Giraffe’s pantry
  • Food web
  • Where are you from?
  • A zoo, or not a zoo, that is the question!
  • Home on the range

Section 5: Research (135 KB)

  • Guess who?
  • Scientific savior

Acknowledgement (51.2 KB)

Glossary of Animals (770 KB)

Global Wildlife Center was featured in the 3rd grade Harcourt Science Textbook, Louisiana edition. Check it out!

At Global Wildlife Center, education is paramount. Children are taught the value of wildlife conservation and education through experience. The effectiveness of touch as a teaching tool is evident every day at Global Wildlife Center. Here children are able to wiggle a camel's hump, rub the giraffe's eighteen inch tongue, and feel the wooly fur of bison.

Go to the Fieldtrips page to see about taking your class on a trip to Global Wildlife Center!

Click here to download the School Safari Reservation Form.