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Elk: Teachers

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Elk Activities

These preschool activities for a deer theme could also be modified and used for elk and caribou, too.

Idaho Fish and Game has Project Wild activities for teachers. Take Wild About Elk or another class to add to your professional development needs.

Idaho Fish and Game's Wildlife Express is a terrific newsletter for you to use with your students. The Elk issue of Wildlife Express explores behavior, communication, antlers and winter feeding, and includes an elk crossword puzzle.

Elk Lesson Plans

Hands-on elk lessons from Idaho Fish and Game also incorporate math and language arts.


From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Elk Rock! is a lesson plan that introduces elk life cycles and explores habitat and carrying capacity.

Lesson Planet offers several lessons where students explore elk population studies, elk ecology and wildlife management.

Wildlife in Winter is a collection of four lessons on winter adaptations, with an emphasis on Rocky Mountain elk.

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