Student Corner


Junior Forest Ranger

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage children 7 through 13 to enjoy and appreciate nature. JFR motivates children to explore the natural and cultural world, and embrace their responsibility to it.

MonarchLIVE--A Distance Learning Adventure

Schoolchildren across the country are studying monarch butterflies, learning about their fascinating life cycle, raising monarchs to be released, planting gardens, and becoming knowledgeable conservationists. MonarchLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure connects classrooms that are studying monarchs and spotlights current monarch conservation and research being done by K-12 students, citizens, and university scientists. 

Find-A-Photo Database

The Find-A-Photo Database is a terrific collection of more than 5,000 digital images of critters, fish, plants and people enjoying them.

Robert Bateman's Get To Know Program

The Forest Service is proud to partner with world renowned artist Robert Bateman's "Get to Know" (Your Wild Neighbors) program and calendar contest. Since 2000, the Canadian-based contest has featured the art work, photos and writing that demonstrates the impact nature has on youth.

PollinatorLIVE-A Distance Learning Adventure

While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife. PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure provides a series of live interactive webcasts, web seminars, and satellite field trips about pollinators, gardening, and conservation. For more information and to register, go to All resources are FREE and geared toward grades 4 – 8.