The Museum was awarded a 2015-2016 grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board to fund a “Raptor Discovery: Bridging Literacy Gaps in Schools and Libraries” program for grades 3-8 in six northwestern Wisconsin school districts. This program included:

  • Pre- and post- instructional materials provided for teachers to use in the classroom, grade level specific
  • Portable totes with hands-on raptor specimens including skulls, wings, and talons for use during the pre-instructional lessons
  • Lesson plans given to classroom teachers
  • Book companions given to school libraries
  • Live animal presentation with 2-3 raptors from the Cable Natural History Museum

2016-01-29 14.31.01The standards-based environmental education and literacy lesson plans are provided here free of cost to you. The use of these lesson plans is a great way to improve students’ attitude toward and knowledge of native Wisconsin birds of prey and to use children’s natural enthusiasm for living creatures as a tool for increasing literacy.  To schedule a live raptor presentation, visit our Live Animals page and scroll down to view the Wildlife Outreach Program list.





Click on the Links below to download the lesson plan for:

Article of the Week, “Raptors in Bayfield County,” a close reading opportunity

Making Big Raptor Words

Where do you stand with Raptors

Deadly Links


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Produced under a 2015-2016 grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board.