The Forest Service and partner, Prince Williams Network, present FSNatureLIVE, a series of distance learning adventures!

The Children and Nature Initiative

The Children and Nature Initiative educates pediatric health care providers about prescribing outdoor activities to children. The initiative connects health care professionals with local nature sites so they can refer families to safe and easily accessible outdoor areas.

Papers published analyzing the More Kids in the Woods evaluation effort

Two papers by Michaela T. Zint, Patrick F. Dowd & Beth A. Covitt discussing More Kids in the Woods were recently published in The Journal of Environmental Education and on the My Environmental Education Evaluation Resource Assistant (MEERA) website, Environmental Education Research.  Click to read abstracts and view links to the articles.

Discover the Forest Website

The Discover the Forest website is a partnership between the US Forest Service and the Ad Council. This exciting and dynamic website offers resources to help get kids out in the woods -- exploring nature in their own backyard.

Climate Change Education

Confronting climate change will be one of the greatest challenges of our future. The Forest Service is a leader in climate change research, and in land management responsive to a changing climate. Follow this link to a comprehensive collection of educator resources to help you learn about forests and climate change, and tools to help you integrate this information in your programs and classrooms.

Job Corps Curriculum

Partnering with the Job Corps and with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Conservation Education led the development of a suite of high-quality curriculum materials and activities for use throughout the Job Corps network. Currently the following materials are available for use: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Green Jobs.  Additional curriculum topics and materials are being developed.

Connecting Kids with Nature-Accomplishment Report

The new Connecting Kids with Nature Accomplishment Report highlights more than 40 exceptional Forest Service programs across the country that connect children with nature. From summer camps, to classroom presentations, to fishing days, these programs are offered at every level of the agency and in every Deputy Area. Download this 92 page .pdf file (VERY large! 100+ MB) or contact the WO-Conservation Education program for a printed copy of the accomplishment report.