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Woodsy Owl's ABCs

Songs to sing with children in class, in the home, and in nonformal educational settings.

Natural Inquirer World's Forests Second Edition

The latest Natural Inquirer is now available electronically.  Click the link to check it out!

National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day 2011 is on Saturday, June 11.  Go to http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/ to find an event near you!

GreenSchools!

Do you want to learn how to develop cutting edge strategies to reduce your school's environmental footprint?  If your answer is "yes," become a PLT GreenSchool!

Get to Know Contest

Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest Uses Art to Connect Kids with Nature

Renowned wildlife artists Robert Bateman and Wyland, in close partnership with the USDA Forest Service,inviteAmerican youth to “get to know” their wild neighbors of other species. The Get to Know contest encourages young people to develop a deeper appreciation of nature through art, writing, photography and video. In celebration of 2011 International Year of Forests, the Get to Know Program, the USDAForest Service, Parks Canada, and the United Nations are sponsoring an all-new Get to Know Contest video category. To enter, youth are invited to go outdoors and create short videos (30 or 60 seconds in length) that convey the theme “This is My Forest”.  Entries based on a first-hand experience with nature can be submitted at www.gettoknow.ca from October 1 to November 30, 2010.

The President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Visit the America's Great Outdoors Initiative website to find out how you can submit your ideas for protecting the places you love.

Visit discovertheforest.org - now featuring Shrek!

Have you been to the Discover the Forest web site recently?  Check it out to see some new games and activities featuring Shrek.

Wilderness Views

Visit this new interagency website for information, tools, and images related to our Nation's wilderness.

Forest for Every Classroom Teacher Training

The Forest For Every Classroom teacher training institute is an innovative, intense opportunity for classroom teachers to learn about place-based education, and truly bring the forest to every classroom.

Smokey Bear Big Book

The Smokey Bear Big Book is brand new! It is an illustrated book that narrates the story of the living Smokey. The book is to be read to young children. The story is narrated in both English and Spanish languages. Its colorful illustrations can be used to incorporate a variety of topics and concepts while reading the story. At the end, there is a teacher's page with this book's correlation to the national standards of learning, suggestions on activities, and additional resources you can use to engage children to team up with Smokey Bear to prevent wildfires.

MonarchLIVE - A Distance Learning Adventure

MonarchLIVE brought the magic of monarch migration to children throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Natural Inquirer

The Natural Inquirer is a science education journal for middle school children. This high-quality publication brings FS research to children through the United States.  



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