Curriculum Examples

OWLS projects provide opportunities to integrate across the curriculum using a thematic approach. Here are a few limited examples of how your project could help to support instructional objectives and tie to subject areas.

Life Science:

Identifying plants and animals, studying living communities, ecological systems, and monitoring change.

Earth Science:

Studying soil characteristics, hydrologic cycles, and properties of water.

Physical Science:

Applying concepts related to weather, climate, and seasonal patterns.


Tallying species, mapping of site, graphing growth of vegetation, interpreting data.

Language Arts:

Developing a written plan, making oral reports, writing newspaper and newsletter articles, communication with diverse groups.

Social Studies:

Identifying historical uses of site, engaging in the political process, working cooperatively with others.


Developing site maps and illustrations.

Industrial Arts:

Applying appropriate technology in land use projects.

When working on an OWLS, you will use your indoor classroom for the majority of curriculum connected activities. This process helps make the connection between what they are learning and doing to improve the outdoor wildlife habitat at their school as well as applying it to all curriculum studies.