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Teachers / Educators Information: Out-of-Class Lesson Plans

Lessons and activities for a an informal classroom setting.

Aquatic Ecology

Enviroscape

Enviroscape Background (pdf)
Enviroscape Lesson Plan (pdf)

Predator Prey

Predator Prey Background (pdf)
Predator Prey Lesson Plan (pdf)

Freshwater Classification

Freshwater Invertebrate Classification Background (pdf)
Freshwater Invertebrate Classification Lesson Plan (pdf)

Handouts:

  • FW Macro ID Worksheet (pdf)
  • Dichotomous Classification Key: Life in River (pdf)

Fish Migration

Fish Migration Background (pdf)
Fish Migration Lesson Plan (pdf)

Handouts:

  • Fish Migration Game (Instructions) (pdf)
  • Fish Migration Game (Cards) (pdf)


Fishing Regulations

Fishing ID and Regulations Introduction Background
Fish ID and Saltwater Regulations Introduction Background (pdf)
Fish ID and Freshwater Regulations Introduction Background (pdf)
Fish ID and Regulations Introduction Lesson Plan (pdf)

Regulations Scavenger Hunt Saltwater Background
Regulations Scavenger Hunt Saltwater Background (pdf)
Regulations Scavenger Hunt Freshwater Background (pdf)
Regulations Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan (pdf)

Handouts:

  • Regulations Scavenger Hunt Saltwater Color Guide and Poster (pdf)
  • Regulations Scavenger Hunt Freshwater Color Guide and Poster (pdf)

Memory Fish ID and Regulations
Memory Fish ID and Regulations Saltwater Regulations Background (pdf)
Memory Fish ID and Regulations Freshwater Regulations Background (pdf)
Memory Fish ID and Regulations Lesson Plan (pdf)

Handouts:

  • Freshwater Fish ID Memory Game Cards: Nassau County (pdf)
  • Freshwater Fish ID Memory Game Cards: Suffolk County (pdf)
  • Freshwater Fish ID Memory Game Answer Sheet (pdf


Fish Biology

5 Senses
Fish ID and 5 Senses Background (pdf)
Fish ID and 5 Senses Lesson Plan (pdf)

Go Fish!
Anatomy and Go Fish! Background (pdf)
Anatomy and Go Fish! Lesson Plan (pdf)
Anatomy and Go Fish! Cards (pdf)
Lemon Fish Work Sheet (pdf)


Fishing Techniques

Casting Backyard Bass
Casting Backyard Bass Background (pdf)
Casting Backyard Bass Lesson Plan (pdf)

Freshwater Fish Management
Freshwater Fish Management Background (pdf)
Freshwater Fish Management Lesson Plan (pdf)

Fish ID and Lure Art
Fish ID and Lure Art Background (pdf)
Fish ID and Lure Art Lesson Plan (pdf)

Handouts:

  • Fish ID and Lure Art Cards (pdf)

Knot Tying 
Knot Tying Background (pdf)
Knot Tying Lesson Plan (pdf)

Handouts:

  • Common Knots 3pgs (pdf)

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