Our online toolkit features educational resources, such as lesson plans on a range of environmental topics, and a user-friendly tool for summarizing and visualizing wildlife data.
One goal of the Community Wildlife Project is to freely share the tools and resources we have developed in order to easily replicate this approach in other areas. This page features the set of resources used for each themed lesson (learn more about our environmental education activities here), as well as a statistical tool to rapidly summarize and graph wildlife transect data for educational purposes.
Lesson plans For each theme, we have developed a workshop slideshow introducing key concepts, followed by an interactive activity to reinforce learned concepts. These are accompanied by teacher’s notes to guide the lecture with points to emphasize, key questions to ask, and how to lead the in-class activity. An activity handout guides the parabiologists on how to review the key concepts with their own community and carry out a village activity (in most cases similar to the in-class activity) for each theme.
Coming soon Click here to browse all of our lesson plans.
Data visualization tool We are developing a user-friendly app to easily visualize data, including summary statistics and graphs, to aid our education and awareness activities. This app (currently being developed using R Shiny Apps), will allow parabiologists to take wildlife transect data from Excel and easily compare the occurrence of different species across different villages and time scales. The app is currently under construction.
Research tools Data templates have been made for easy use by our parabiologists. To learn more or to request a copy of these templates, please contact us.