Project WILD, its sponsors, and many of its participants, including students and educators, have received a variety of awards and recognition.
Project WILD was honored at the White House in 1991 as one of the first recipients of a Gold Medal for Education and Communications in the President's Environment and Conservation Challenge Award program. This award was bestowed "for excellence in developing innovative solutions to the nation's environmental challenges."
Conservation Education Award
Project WILD has also received the Conservation Education Award from The Wildlife Society. In 1997, The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation in Washington, D.C. recognized the Council for Environmental Education with the National Environmental Education Achievement award for leadership in conservation education.
Project WILD materials have been endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies and are consistent with recommendations of the National Science Teachers Association.