Teachers, Schools, Youth Clubs


Connecting your school or group with A-Team for Wildlife can excite your students for learning and pull them together for a common cause.  Young people love animals.  It is innate, natural, and enduring.  They want to help and protect animals, and this positive energy can motivate them to excel, grow, and learn, when channeled into an organized activities like the ones A-Team For Wildlife fosters.  Further, combining one's concern for wildlife with one's own innate personal interests and talents, is a recipe for success- even leadership.  That's what we do: help students learn, grow, succeed, and become leaders.

Our Presentations are dynamic, exciting, and leave a lasting impression.  These are multi-media assemblies that deliver more than great science, amazing nature, and a fun time.  This is an Assembly Program that helps students understand and appreciate the importance of concepts like "empathy", "kindness",  "responsibility", and "stewardship".

Environmental topics like biodiversity, habitat loss, sustainable development, natural resources, carbon sequestration, micro-climates, and interdependency, are explored. Poaching, IUCN Red List threatened and endangered status, and the roles of zoos, preserves, and parks, are explained. Specific species are discussed in depth as examples of endangered animals.  The value of professional conservationists and related career paths is described. Our content is STEM and standards compliant. These topics are adjusted appropriately according to audience grade level.

In this new age, young people are not only participating, but leading the way.  We will show your students that each one of them makes a difference. We discuss the community service ethos and the need for student leadership. Outstanding young role models in student conservation are presented to inspire.

Our Regional Presenters are available for unprecedented followup.  They can help you setup action teams after the assembly, what we call, Local A-Teams, to help students put into action the things they have learned. A-Teams are a wonderful way to tap into young people’s innate love for animals and see kids develop their leadership skills. We want to be not only informative, but effective.

Formal Educational Standards

Our topic areas and content  aligns with formal educational standards established across the United States.  Common Core is one of the newest standards adopted by 45 states with an emphasis on english and math.  A second standard widely adopted is for these additional subjects, referred to as “STEM” - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Another emphasis is on the desirability to have students informed about, and prepare students for, career paths either to direct employment, or via higher learning in college. To the degree that an assembly presentation describes and informs about career options, that presentation is in alignment with the formal standards and academic goals.  We provide for this by describing in our presentation about different career paths in conservation. We show that technology and engineering, in addition to natural sciences, are applicable to careers in conservation. Our assembly provides uncommonly good coverage of formal educational standards targets for a single school presentation: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Career Opportunities.


You can take advantage of this program of environmental education and youth motivation towards leadership in two ways:

1. The A-Team For Wildlife Presentation - a "stage presentation*" about endangered wildlife, featuring a dynamic, multi-media show that incorporates natural science with our responsibility for good stewardship of our natural resources. Learn more about our presentations and how to book one, here.

The A-Team For Wildlife Presentation is a $400 value, with a liberal scholarship policy that insures every school or community group who wants a presentation gets one.

2. Local A-Teams - by becoming associated with our national organization, Local A-Teams benefit from affiliating with us in many exciting ways.  Individuals, to clubs, to classrooms, to entire schools can choose to participate.  Scout troops and after-school programs can join, too.  From 2 to 20 students, with the help of a Volunteer Adult Leader, groups of young people are assisted with campaigns to educate the public and raise funds to help endangered species.  Learning business and leadership skills, and the ability to win competitions for Exciting Educational Wildlife Experiences, are just some of the great things that happen for members.


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How to start a Local A-Team

Starting a Local A-Team

A-Team for Wildlife invites everyone who cares about wildlife and the future of this planet to start their own Local A-Team in their school, group, company, and community.   We invite you to experience how the spirit of volunteerism can empower individuals to come together for a common cause, and by active participation, make a real difference in the world.

A-Team for Wildlife offers membership benefits and basic training for all new Local A-Teams. It is simple and fun.   Each A-Team has a volunteer Adult Leader, and it is recommended between 5 and 20 youth members.   We provide Guidelines and handouts readily available on our website.   Personal support by email and telephone is also available.  Your support for endangered wildlife is important to us so we do all we can to help you launch your own A-Team.

Why start a Local A-Team at your school or group?

1. A-Teams offer an ideal way to introduce youth to natural science, environmental and social issues.
2. Young people learn a community service ethos.
3. Students build confidence through practicing leadership behaviors, like teaching others and public speaking.
4. Youth are encouraged to use their innate interests and talents to raise funds.
5. Cultivate managerial skills like finance and record keeping.
6. Provide opportunities to learn how to start your own business.
7. Experience working effectively in groups.
8. Increase interest in other academic lessons by relating to A-Team activities.
9. Build a community spirit through community activities.
10. Give students a chance to meet Dr. Jones when he visits.

Guidelines for starting a Local A-Team:

1. Each group needs at least two student members. Ten is recommended, but no more than 20, unless other Adult Volunteer Leaders are available to help is advised.
2. School A-Teams from kindergarten to high school require a teacher advisor.
3. A recommended arrangement is to have 2 or more classrooms of students, each form their own A-Team and compete with their fund-raising goals.
4. A-Teams are welcome to adopt team names, like "Tiger A-Team", "Fisher School A-Team", or "Mr. Reynold's A-Team".
5. College student groups are recommended to have a professor or environmental specialist as an advisor.
6. All Local A-Team members and teams will be eligible to apply for competitions and Rewards offered by A-Team For Wildlife.
7. All A-Teams must be willing to:

  • forward all membership fees and donations collected to A-Team For Wildlife headquarters.
  • contact with other A-Team student groups.
  • participate in A-Team for Wildlife events.
  • share their project experience, results, and expertise with other A-Team groups around the world.
  • allow A-Team For Wildlife to publish relevant information regarding the groups projects and achievements on A-Team For Wildlife newsletters, website, and media.

Local A-Team responsibilities:

1. A-Teams must submit a report of all its activities, projects, and events every three months.
2. A-Teams must forward all membership fees and donations collected to A-Team For Wildlife headquarters monthly or quarterly.
3. Any changes in team leadership and team contact information must be reported to A-Team For Wildlife in a timely manner.

How to start:

1. Fill out the A-Team For Wildlife Local A-Team Application Form, online. Pay the membership fees of the founding youth members, (no fee for the Volunteer Adult Leaders).
2. The office will process your applications and then contact you to confirm your registration with A-Team For Wildlife.
3. Download the relevant Guides and handouts from our website.
4. Organize your first team meeting. Discuss whether your team effort will be a group campaign or individual campaigns, and explore ideas for possible campaigns. Decide how each member wants to raise funds for wildlife, and when you will begin.
5. Refer to your downloaded Guidelines for suggestions and ideas for fund-raising campaigns, public education campaigns, and events. Make your plans! Congratulations!  You are on your way!!


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Notice and Disclaimer: In your efforts to connect children with nature, A-Team For Wildlife would like to remind parents and other adults that there are risks associated with wildlife activities. A-Team For Wildlife recommends that before you start on your adventures, you become aware of and alert children to any unsafe areas or conditions that may be present in your surroundings. You should also be aware of  your childrens physical limitations and always take necessary safety precautions while exploring the outdoors. In addition, our website contains information written by third parties and links to third-party websites. This information may not necessarily reflect the views of A-Team For Wildlife or any of its members, directors or employees, and the inclusion of this information does not imply an endorsement of that information by A-Team For Wildlife. A-Team For Wildlife works to provide wholesome and accurate information, however, it does not guarantee the appropriateness, accuracy or reliability of any third-party information contained in this website or any link on the website.