Walk on the Wildside

Free Wildlife Magazine for Schools

 The Minnesota Conservation Federation (MCF) would once again like to offer Minnesota schools a FREE subscription to our youth educational magazine called Walk on the Wild Side(WOW).  The publication is designed to enhance conservation education in the classroom, which it has been doing since 1998. Targeted for the 5th and 6th grade student, the magazine focuses on Minnesota’s woods, wildlife, soil and water.  

In Walk on the Wild Side, students will enjoy learning about wildlife and nature unique to Minnesota. In addition, the magazine can help science and social studies teachers meet academic standards related to ecosystems, environmental education, and human interactions with the environment.  Stories include information about animals, water resources, hunting, environmentally friendly land practices, and threats to our state’s natural resources, such as pollution. Through Walk on the Wild Side, students from all school districts can gain an equally great understanding and excitement for our state’s wildlife and natural beauty, regardless of where they live.

 We are now offering an online edition of the magazine only, which teachers can receive via email and share with students and parents as they wish. Walk on the Wild Side includes six issues each school year (monthly issues November thru April). To receive an electronic copy of the magazine, please send the teacher name, grade, school district, and email address to info@mncf.org.

 We look forwarding to bringing the Minnesota outdoors to your classrooms!

Past Issues:


MCF WOW March 2017

MCF WOW February

MCF WOW January

MCF WOW December

MCF WOW November

MCF WOW 3-16

MCF WOW 2-16

MCF WOW 1-16

MCF WOW 12-15

MCF WOW 11-15

MCF WOW April 2015

MCF WOW 3-15 (march issue)

MCF WOW February 2015

MCF WOW January 2015

MCF WOW 12-14 December

march Walk on Wildside

January 2014 WOW

Walk on the Wildside December 2013