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Agricultural Education
Wildlife Science and Management
Wildlife Science and Management is a one-credit course for students interested in wildlife and its conservation and ecology as well as enjoying wildlife through sport hunting and fishing. Course content includes meaning and importance of wildlife species, history of wildlife conservation, safety with wildlife, species identification, endangered species, wildlife biology and ecology, habitat protection and establishment, protection of wildlife (animals, plants, and other species), legal regulations, and hunter safety. FFA and supervised experience will be included as appropriate.
Kurt Murray
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Introduction to Agriscience

Note: The Hunter Education program of
the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation may be included with Unit 8 of
the course depending on student interests, local educational needs, and
policies of the Department.

Unit WLF1: Importance of wildlife
science and management (7 hours)

Benchmark WLF1-1: Students will explain
the meaning of wildlife and name species found in the local area.

Benchmark WLF1-2: Students will list
and describe major values of wildlife to humans.

Benchmark WLF1-3: Students will discuss
the history of wildlife conservation.

Unit WLF2: Career entry and advancement
in wildlife science and management industries (7 hours)

Benchmark WLF2-1: Students will
identify occupations in wildlife science and management and list the
competencies needed for occupational entry.

Benchmark WLF2-2: Students will name
and describe important personal skills for success in wildlife science and
management careers.

Unit WLF3: Wildlife science and
management safety (3 hours)

Benchmark WLF3-1: Students will assess
safety situations in wildlife science and management and choose appropriate
safety practices.

Benchmark WLF3-2: Students will
properly select, use, and maintain personal protective equipment for wildlife
science and management work and recreation.

Unit WLF4: Wildlife biology (23 hours)

Benchmark WLF4-1: Students will
classify wildlife species found in the local area by habitat, use as game, and
scientific methods.

Benchmark WLF4-2: Students will
identify the life processes of wildlife species, including predator and prey

Benchmark WLF4-3: Students will explain
the life span of wildlife and list the five life span stages.

Benchmark WLF4-4: Students will discuss
the importance of genetics and heredity in wildlife.

Benchmark WLF4-5: Students will discuss
the anatomy and physiology of animal wildlife and identify major body systems.

Benchmark WLF4-6: Students will explain
the reproductive processes of animal wildlife.

Benchmark WLF4-7: Students will
describe the nutrition and food needs of animal wildlife.

Unit WLF5: Wildlife ecology and habitat
(23 hours)

Benchmark WLF5-1: Students will explain
the meaning and characteristics of wildlife ecosystems.

Benchmark WLF5-2: Students will explain
food webs and chains that are important with local wildlife.

Benchmark WLF5-3: Students will
classify animal wildlife by feeding groups.

Benchmark WLF5-4: Students will
identify food sources and classify plants as browse, herbage, and mast.

Benchmark WLF5-5: Students will
identify habitat requirements and assess the qualities of local habitats.

Benchmark WLF5-6: Students will assess
local habitat and select practices to promote habitat improvement.

Benchmark WLF5-7: Students will discuss
habitat pollution and destruction and identify practices to protect local

Benchmark WLF5-8: Students will develop
a habitat management plan for a local habitat.

Unit WLF6: Wildlife population study
(12 hours)

Benchmark WLF6-1: Students will
describe the importance of wildlife population study and assess population in a
local habitat.

Benchmark WLF6-2: Students will
identify causes of wildlife population losses.

Benchmark WLF6-3: Students will
identify and propose corrective actions to promote wildlife populations.

Unit WLF7: Plants and other wildlife
species (15 hours)

Benchmark WLF7-1: Students will
describe the benefits of plant wildlife.

Benchmark WLF7-2: Students will discuss
the importance of native forests.

Benchmark WLF7-3: Students will
establish and maintain wildflower populations and habitat.

Unit WLF8: Enjoying wildlife (23 hours)

Benchmark WLF8-1: Students will
identify ways of enjoying wildlife and assess the sustainability of wildlife

Benchmark WLF8-2: Students will
identify and apply legal regulations and controls on wildlife in the local

Benchmark WLF8-3: Students will explain
hunting as a sport and identify hunting equipment.

Benchmark WLF8-4: Students will
identify and demonstrate important hunter safety practices.

Benchmark WLF8-5: Students will
describe sport fishing and equipment used.

Benchmark WLF8-6: Students will
demonstrate appropriate methods to use in non-consumptive uses of wildlife.

Unit WLF9: Agricultural education (7

Benchmark WLF9-1: Students will manage
an appropriate supervised experience in wildlife science and management.

WLF9-2: Students will identify opportunities for participation and advancement
in the FFA related to wildlife science and management.

Natural Resources Specialist: Wildlife Emphasis- CTTC

Introduction to Natural Resources - MAVCC

Supplemental VHS and DVDs - CIMC

Wildlife Management: Biology and Technology, Wildlife Science CD-ROM and on-line lesson plan library. 2007. CAERT.

Species Management and Identification - CEV Multimedia

Aquaculture Science - CEV Multimedia

Ecological Principles and Management - CEV Multimedia

Best Practices for Wildlife Control Operators, Curtis and Schultz. 2008. Delmar-Thomson Learning.

Wildlife and Natural Resource Management, Deal. 2003. Delmar-Thomson Learning.

Fish & Wildlife: Principles of Zoology and Ecology, Burton. 2003. Delmar-Thomson Learning.

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Natural Resources and Environmental Science Natural Resources and Environmental Science