Enhance your students' learning. Our lesson and unit plans are designed to supplement K-12 programs at the museum or in your classroom. They'll help students prepare for their museum adventure, practice related vocabulary, review important concepts, and reflect on their experience.

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UO Campus Scavenger Hunt

Take your students on a journey across campus to find the hidden geologic and historic treasures.

COVID-19 Resources

Help your students better understand COVID-19 and its effects on them, the nation, and the world.


Explore basketry, skulls, fossils, and much more in our collections galleries


Visit the museum's YouTube channel for videos from current and past exhibits, lectures, and more.

Learn about the museum's Old School Mammals with science hip hop artist Coma Niddy.  

Partner Sites: Teaching about Tribal histories, climate change, and more

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal History curriculum unit 
Historically accurate and culturally relevant curricula about Oregon Native Americans for grades 2, 4, 6, and 8.  

Oregon Department of Education’s Tribal History/Shared History resources
An outgrowth of Oregon Senate Bill 13, this growing collection of resources includes an educator toolkit, an Oregon map with Tribal locations, and more.  

Every Action Matters: Communities Take Charge 
Climate change is a global issue, and it can be daunting for communities and individuals to grapple with how their actions contribute to solving such a large-scale environmental crisis. This program provides a framework that communities and schools can use to encourage residents to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more involved in their local climate movement. The Classrooms Take Charge program provides high school and middle school teachers with the skills and materials they need to teach students about the large-scale issue of climate change and gives them concrete, measurable ways to make a difference. 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Lesson plans, web-based activities, and other educational resources in science and natural history topics.

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Provides educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures.

National Native American Heritage Month
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides, and research aids.

City Nature Challenge Education Toolkit
Your students can be part of a community of naturalists in the City Nature Challenge, an international effort by everyday people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities around the world. The challenge happens each year around Earth Day. Learn more

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