Bighorn Sheep: On the Edge?

“Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Endorses Exciting Montana Bighorn Sheep Lesson Plan”

Bighorn Sheep? But I thought Bear Trust focused on BEARS?

Yes, Bear Trust focuses much attention on helping conserve all 8 species of bears worldwide through science and education.  However, all of us at Bear Trust are also very interested in helping to conserve other wildlife species, too.

The Wild Sheep Foundation asked Bear Trust to develop a STEM conservation lesson about bighorn sheep, using some of the same techniques we use to develop curricula about bears.

So we did!  And it’s ready now for download!

  • Bear Trust’s signature science-based curriculum
  • Flipped learning where teachers don’t lecture; instead students become the scientists!
  • FREE!
  • targets youth in grades 7-8
  • real-world data
  • peer-to-peer learning
  • meets Next Generation Standards and Common Core State Standards
  • meets STEM guidelines

This Bighorn Sheep STEM lesson includes:

1) Introductory slide show, which provides background information and instructions for students and teachers

2) Teacher guide and Student Pages

3)  Part II of the slide show, which includes results, graphs and other answers to questions.

NOTE:  Part II of the slide show is pass code protected and available only to teachers.  If you are a school teacher or educator at an organization and want the pass code, it’s easy to get.  Just email Bear Trust:

We’ll verify your teaching status and send you the passcode.  Then, click on “Part II of the slide show” to download.  Thanks!











Project Initiatives

Bear trust focuses on 4 primary project initiatives:

  1. Conservation Education
  2. Bear Research & Management
  3. Habitat Conservation
  4. Conservation Policy

Contact Info

PO Box 10850
Bozeman, MT 59719
Phone: (406) 523-7779