Background Resources - Partners

Bridger Teton National Forest - WY - Photo by Trace Frost




Arbor Day Foundation -- Just for Kids!
The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  Their excellent Web site provides a wealth of information about the value of trees, and what we can each do to sustain forests.

Society of American Foresters
The Society of American Foresters is the association for the professionals that care for our Nation's forests. Their Web site provide a wealth of information on forests and forestry.

Wisconsin’s Leaf Program
LEAF, the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program, was created to help promote forestry education in Wisconsin. The program provides comprehensive forestry education for teachers and students throughout the "Dairy State". This student's page has useful tools about tree ID, a Web Quest and more.

The Forest -- An Electronic Field Trip
A simple hike through the woods turns into a learning experience for three teenagers in KET’s Electronic Field Trip to the Forest. When a forester from the Kentucky Division of Forestry joins their outing, the young hikers begin an exploration of the history of Kentucky’s forests, the natural and human influences that have shaped them, and what it will take to ensure their future survival. This 2002 production was developed in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

An educational and entertaining interactive site that uses cartoon characters to focus on trees for kids preK-6th grade with lesson plans for teachers and conservation activities for families.

Forests of Fun
Forests of Fun provides a wealth of information and serves as the 4-H Forestry connection to the larger forestry community. You can find advanced activities, career information and an introduction to forestry organizations nationwide. This youth web site is interactive and youth-friendly. Enter the world of forest resources.

Friends of the Forests
The National Forest Foundation - Here you will learn more about the Rainforests you might have heard about at school, and you’ll get to have fun doing so. We’ve got three great activities for you to do with the help of a parent, teacher, or older brother, sister or friend. They are fun and easy and will help you understand how rainforests work, and why they are so important.

Cave and Karst Biota
Cave and karst online video clips adventure documentary.  Sponsored by Hoosier National Forest and Indiana Karst Conservancy.  Learn about cave biota and bats.

National Biological Information Infracture (NBII)
The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. This site is a tremendous resource for learning about ecological resources of the United States.

North American Mammals
The National Museum of Natural History's North American Mammals Web site. This is a searchable database of all living mammals of North America.
Children's Butterfly Site
Visit the Children's Butterfly Site, maintained by the NBII Mountain Prairie Information Node and hosted by the Big Sky Institute at Montana State University. On this site, children can find all kinds of 'neat stuff' to do and learn about butterflies - like coloring pages, the butterfly life cycle, a photograph gallery, books and videos, and much more!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Resources for kids, families, and anyone who wants to learn more about birds and birding.