Unleash Your Wild Side

  • 675.00 USD
Explore Flora, Fauna, Wild Beasts and Cultures of the Earth.

Investigate the diversity of the planet as globe-trotting artists! From the arctic to the high desert, revel in the complexities of different ecosystems through creative, hands-on art projects that inspect the science of the most intricate environments of the globe.

Leave no rock unturned as students report back on the unique aspects of the places and creatures they encounter that day. They’ll cultivate art and language skills, promote global awareness and spark a love for STEAM as they work alongside the flora, fauna, wild beasts and incredible cultures of the Earth!

Grades: 1-3
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Life Science, Art/STEAM, English Language Arts Connections 

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Materials List

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Habitats
  2. Grasslands
  3. Rainforests
  4. Desert
  5. Temperate Forest
  6. Taiga
  7. Ocean
  8. Freshwater
  9. The Poles
  10. Night
  11. Underground
  12. Aboriginal Dot Paintings


  • Refill Kit Available: This product offers affordable consumable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.

Product Orientation:

  • Half hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • #2 pencils (12 pk): 3
  • Brown paper bags: 30
  • Composition paper (450 pk): 1
  • Construction paper (50 pk): 6
  • Craft sticks (100 ct): 1
  • Crayons (24 pk): 10
  • Cups (8 oz): 15
  • Dish soap (10 oz): 1
  • Epsom salt (1 lb): 1
  • Flashlights, with batteries: 10
  • Glue (4 oz): 30
  • Markers (8 pk): 10
  • Masking tape (60 yd): 5
  • Paint palettes: 5
  • Paint powder, tempera (1 lb): 6
    • (1 each of black, blue, brown, red, white and yellow)
  • Paintbrushes (2” foam): 30
  • Paintbrushes (soft bristle): 30
  • Pencil sharpeners: 6
  • Sandpaper (5 ct): 2
  • Scissors: 30
  • Sponge: 1
  • Spoons: 6
  • Storage container for reusable materials: 1
  • Tape measure: 1
  • Tissue paper (24 ct): 1
  • Watercolor concentrate, turquoise (8 oz): 1
  • Wax paper (75 ft): 2
  • White copy paper (500 pk): 1
  • Wiggly eyes (500 ct): 1
  • Yarn (120 yd): 1

Curriculum Digital Download includes: Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.

Refill Kit:

Looking to use your Unleash Your Wild Side Camp with the next band of explorers? This refill kit will get them back on their journey!

  • #2 pencils (12 pk): 3
  • Brown paper bags: 30
  • Composition paper (450 sheets): 1
  • Construction paper (black, 50 pk): 2
  • Construction paper (brown, 50 pk): 1
  • Construction paper (dark brown, 50 pk): 1
  • Construction paper (light brown, 50 pk): 1
  • Construction paper (orange, 50 pk): 1
  • Craft sticks (100 ct): 1
  • Crayons (24 pk): 10
  • Dish soap (10 oz): 1
  • Epsom salt (1 lb): 1
  • Glue (4 oz bottle): 30
  • Markers (set of 8): 10
  • Masking tape (60 yd roll): 5
  • Paint powder, tempera (1 lb): 6
  • (1 each of black, blue, brown, red, yellow and white)
  • Sandpaper (5 ct): 2
  • Sponge: 1
  • Spoons: 6
  • Tissue paper (25 ct): 1
  • Watercolor concentrate (turquoise, 8 oz): 1
  • Wax paper (75’ roll): 2
  • White copy paper (500 sheets): 1
  • Wiggly eyes (500 ct): 1
  • Yarn (120 yd skein): 1
  • Printed Camouflage Masks: 30
  • Printed Forest Animal Templates: 30
  • Printed Sea Turtle Templates: 30
  • Printed Weather Log Templates: 30

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Gathering Data through All Senses
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Thinking About Thinking
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2018 Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), p21.org. All Rights Reserved. P21 was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • ISTE-S.6.b Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

© 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). All Rights Reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards

  • NGSS K-LS1-1.Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • NGSS K-ESS2-2. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
  • NGSS K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.
  • NGSS 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • NGSS 3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
  • NGSS 3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
  • NGSS 3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
  • NGSS 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
  • NGSS 3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Beth Schadd

Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho. As an educator, she has worked with children of all ages in the outdoors and the classroom, as well as coaching various sports.

Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps, and outdoor programs. In 2013, she traveled to China to lead outdoor and adventure camps. Prior to moving to Idaho, Beth worked in labs studying mosquitoes and environmental health, and managed clinical trials. Though she will always be a Cheese Head at heart, she has embraced the great outdoors of the West, enjoying snowshoeing, mountain biking and backpacking, and has become an avid stand up paddleboarder.

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