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Catching poachers and zapping fish

Wildlife biologist and education coordinator Ashley Mueller celebrates with the 2022 Native American Fish and Wildlife Society National Summer Youth Practicum completion of the Colorado State University ropes course.
Wildlife biologist and education coordinator Ashley Mueller (green hat, big smile) celebrates with the 2022 Native American Fish and Wildlife Society National Summer Youth Practicum completion of the Colorado State University ropes course, where they built comradery, trust and confidence in themselves and their peers. (Photo courtesy of Native American Fish and Wildlife Society) On a July…
Native American Heritage Month, tribes, tribal, tribal youth, ecology, careers, colorado, education, trout, alaskan natives, Rivers, conservation, American Indian, fish

Change your resolution, and you can likely change your view

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Let’s face it. New Year’s resolutions sometimes lead us to failure. The obligatory lose weight, travel, or get a new job sometimes doesn’t pan out the way we had hoped. So, let’s rethink resolutions. Let’s resolve not to resolve and instead look for great opportunities that will make 2022 a year of idea, experiences, and memories. Our ideas, of course, focus on the great outdoors, particularly…
recreation, science, education, stargazing, photo contest

Stepping outside the classroom to learn lessons for life

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The Forest Service has moved its holiday tree permit sales to Recreation.gov as an added convenience for visitors. To obtain a free holiday tree permit, visit Recreation.gov and apply using your Every Kid Outdoors pass/voucher. (USDA Forest Service photo) Stop by any trailhead or boat landing on a national forest or grassland and take a moment…
education, recreation, kids, children, outdoors, nature, Every Kid Outdoors

Five diamonds for Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday with more fun to come

USDA employees gather on the USDA Whitten patio to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday in Washington, DC, along with members of the National Garden Club.
USDA employees celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday in Washington, DC, along with members of the National Garden Club. The Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest winner, Penny Atkinson, was presented with an award during the event. (USDA Forest Service photo) If birthday parties were rated, the events surrounding Smokey Bear’s big day would…
USDA Forest Service, smokey bear, wildfire prevention, education, youth

Forest Service Every Kid in a Park Program Offers Field Trip Idea, Educational Resources – and a Free Holiday Tree Permit

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For the second year, the U.S. Forest Service is part of the administration’s Every Kid in a Park program, an initiative to provide American fourth graders with a free pass to more than 2,000 federal land and water sites for them, their siblings and up to three adults.The pass includes access to 153 national forests, 20 grasslands and one tall grass prairie managed for the public by the…
education, Every Kid in a Park, field trips, forestry, forests, FS, grasslands, natural resources, outdoors, president obama, teachers, youth groups

Honoring my Teachers, Sharing Traditions on the San Carlos Apache Reservation

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America's Great Outdoors, arizona, bureau of land management, butch blazer, conservation, earth day, education, Every Kid in a Park, forestry, FS, Lincoln National Forest, national park service, native americans, noaa, nre, San Carlos, smokey bear, Tonto National Forest, tribal, tribal youth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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