Lesson One: Stewardship and the Mystery Steward
Students learn vocabulary and reading strategy to help identify characteristics of good stewards throughout the rest of the unit. These will later help students identify a Mystery Steward who they will eventually recognize as themselves.
Lesson Two: Owning Wyoming
Students learn that Wyoming’s public lands offer diversity and are used in multiple ways.
Lesson Three: School Supplies
Students learn the difference between Wyoming’s State Trust Lands and state parks, how both are used, and how to be stewards of them.
Lesson Four: Who’s in Charge?
Students learn that the majority of public land is held in trust for the American people by the Federal government and managed by agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Services, and the National Park Services.
Lesson Five: Geyser Gazer
Students learn that tourists who visit Wyoming contribute in a major way to our economy and are expected to be responsible stewards while visiting our state.
Lesson Six: The Science of Stewardship
Students learn about invasive species, the affect they have on both public and private lands, and the challenges involved with managing them. They also learn that there are stewardship jobs where professionals manage invasive species in a variety of ways using science and other considerations to make the best stewardship decisions.
Lesson Seven: You – The Mystery Steward
Students see themselves as a good steward of Wyoming’s public and private lands through the lens of being a responsible citizen.