Virtual Education Packet: Salamanders of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Bring nature to your classroom - virtually!

This activity guide and lesson plan was developed by the Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy in partnership with Georgia Pacific as a free resource to nurture young learners' passions for conservation and encourage environmental stewardship. An exciting learning experience, this content is all centered around the salamanders of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. More salamanders are found in the Southern Appalachian Mountains than anywhere else in the world!

This packet includes:

  • Student activities with a final quiz
  • Teacher guide with quiz answer key
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Video of PowerPoint presentation with narration
  • Activity video
  • Printable coloring pages

The incorporated activities are dynamic and creative lessons that strengthen reading comprehension, fact-finding, interviewing, and writing, all while meeting third and fourth grade Next Generation Science Standards!

This activity guide and lesson plan is appropriate for both synchronous or asynchronous virtual learning. All resources are linked in this downloadable packet. To use, simply click on the links and make copies of the resources in Google Slides.

We hope you and your students enjoy learning about the salamanders of the Southern Appalachian Mountains!