Programs & Resources
The Cougar has many lessons to teach us about life and conservation.
The Cougar Fund has educational resources for a wide variety of ages and groups. From Cougar Posse to our new, adaptable education unit Discover: Predators, you will find resources suitable for the classroom, after-school programs, summer camps, and beyond.
The Cougar Fund is also available to give public presentations and make classroom visits in the Jackson Hole area. Presentation topics are flexible, and in the past have included subjects such as: the natural history of cougars, cougar conservation, the history of predator management, and basic, fun activities for children. Please call or email us for more information.
Discover: Predators is a new, engaging education program developed by The Cougar Fund aimed at reaching elementary-aged kids in and out of the classroom. Discover: Predators consists of six fun, activity-based units that explore the amazing life and adaptations of predators, and how we can conserve them. Each unit builds on the knowledge and skills learned in the previous one, however, the activities contained in each unit are flexible enough to stand on their own if you are time-constrained.
This program is designed to be easy to facilitate and adaptable to a variety of settings, including classrooms, after-school programs, summer camps, learning clubs, and boy scouts/girl scouts groups. You do not need to be a teacher to facilitate this program; each unit has detailed instructions on how to lead activities and generate discussion.
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Presentations & Special Programs
The Cougar Fund is available to give public presentations and special educational programs, both in the classroom and out. Presentation topics are flexible, and have in the past included: the natural history of cougars, cougar conservation, the history of predator management, and basic, fun activities for children.
Since 2015 through the end of 2021, The Cougar Fund delivered over seventy-five education programs PER YEAR in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona and Utah, reaching thousands of children and adults from all over the country. Even during COVID, we were able to continue with ZOOM presentations, as well as weekly support to local schools where in person learning was still available. These education programs are unique opportunities to help people better understand the cougar and to expose them to the many facets of the cougar’s natural history that make it an extraordinary animal.
For more information regarding programs, please call or email us. We are happy to collaborate or develop a program that suits your needs.