Bring WildCare to your students with our fun, free resources!

  • Pre-visit activities prepare your students for their upcoming Distance Learning Program by engaging them in the study of the natural world.

  • Post-visit activities expand upon students' new knowledge and offer ways they can keep learning how to live well with wildlife in their own neighborhood.

  • Each grade-appropriate activity is presented as a web page with printable PDFs that can be shared with students remotely or in the classroom.

Habitats and Biodiversity: K-2nd grade

Pre-visit activities

  • California wildlife coloring pages
  • Habitat matching
  • Nature walk bingo


Post-visit activities

  • Build a habitat
  • Play opossum
  • Going green with crayons
  • Ways to be a Wildlife Hero

The Vertebrates: 2nd-3rd grade

Pre-visit activities

  • Nature observation journal
  • Neighborhood food web
  • Vocabulary puzzles
  • Vertebrate classes


Post-visit activities

  • Create-a-species
  • Baby animal memory game
  • Birds and windows
  • Ways to be a Wildlife Hero

Eco-Heroes: 4th-6th grade

Pre-visit activities

  • Redwood forest biodiversity
  • Decomposition relay
  • Vocabulary puzzles
  • Going Green


Post-visit activities

  • Eco-hero stories and solutions
  • Cleanup challenge
  • Wildlife poster
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Ways to be a Wildlife Hero

California Wetlands: K-6th grade

Pre-visit activities

  • What is a wetland?
  • Wetland wildlife coloring pages
  • Frog life cycle
  • Neighborhood food web
  • Where have all the wetlands gone?


Post-visit activities

  • Salt marsh harvest mouse
  • Vocabulary puzzles
  • Cleanup challenge
  • Birding
  • Ways to be a Wildlife Hero

Wonders of Oak Woodlands: K-6th grade

Our website doesn't show this new program yet, but you can request it in the comments section of the program request form!

Pre-visit activities

  • Wildlife coloring pages
  • Virtual nature hike
  • Neighborhood food web
  • Secret code wildlife puzzles
  • Acorn treasure hunt


Post-visit activities

  • Vocabulary puzzles
  • Nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular
  • Animal tracking
  • Birds and windows
  • Ways to be a Wildlife Hero

Free Virtual Nature Hikes: 2nd-4th grade

WildCare’s Terwilliger Nature Guides have created three exciting Virtual Nature Hikes to bring the forest and grassland habitats to your students during distance learning. Using the interactive techniques of Mrs. Terwilliger, your students will learn about the adaptations of our local plants and animals, and what makes each ecosystem special. Locations include:

WildCare Videos: General audiences

With WildCare closed to the public due to COVID-19, we know our regular visitors are missing us and our educational animals. We miss you too! In 2020 we posted a new video every week featuring a live, close-up look at one of our non-releasable Wildlife Ambassadors, or a sneak peak behind the scenes of the Wildlife Hospital! Enjoy our wildlife videos on our website here.