For Teachers

Two educators posing with cut out raptor silhouettes, wings, lesson plans, and other teacher materials

All conservation begins with education. It is part of our mission is to aid educators locally, regionally, and globally in incorporating conservation education into their classroom, whether that be in a school, community program, or out in nature. 

Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for a multitude of education opportunities for those of all ages. 

Interested in pursuing a career in conservation or non-formal science education? Consider applying for our year-round Conservation Education Traineeships.

Explore the resources below for options to incorporate raptor biology and Appalachian ecology education for any education environment. 

Teacher Guide

Our Hawk Mountain Teacher's Guide, classroom lessons, and powerpoint presentations are designed to be resources that will help you incorporate additional learning into your current curriculum. A few of the topics included are:

  • Raptor biology
  • Adaptations
  • Migration
  • Appalachian ecology
  • Hawk Mountain History and early land uses

Teacher's Guide      Lesson Plans

Flat lay of the broad-winged hawk and black vulture Hawk Mountain Curricula


Hawk Mountain educators have developed several curricula to be used in a variety of learning environments for varying grade levels. These different curricula connect educators with the monitoring research of the Sanctuary's scientists, and incorporate technology (STEM) in the classroom. 

 We usually offer teacher workshops throughout the year on how to utilize these curricula. Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for dates and registration. 

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