Just for Kids

The Forest Service has a long and proud tradition of reaching out to Americans on behalf of conservation. From Smokey Bear, to Nature Watch, to Project Learning Tree, the Forest Service has worked across programs and disciplines to integrate conservation education into much of what we do. But we must do more. If we are to meet the conservation challenges of the 21st century, then we must spread environmental literacy across America, focusing first and foremost on kids.

Bighorn National Forest Junior Ranger Activity Book  Earn a Junior Ranger badge and learn a little about the Bighorn National Forest. 

Shell Falls Wayside Activity Fun Book Take a tour of this Special Place and see all that it has to offer. (answer key)

Discover the Forest  It's good to get outdoors.

Every Kid Outdoors was developed so fourth graders and their families could discover our public lands for free.  Fourth graders are eligible for a free National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass and a free Christmas tree permit.

Project Learning Tree is an award winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.

Youth and Agriculture USDA provides students, parents, and teachers with youth-geared information and resources related to agriculture.

Nature Watch To provide children and adults the opportunity to safely view, and participate in, activities and programs that raise their level of awareness and understanding of wildlife, fish, and plants, and their connection to ecosystems, landscapes, and people.

Smokey Bear Only you can make a difference.

Woodsy Owl His motto "Lend a Hand - Care for the Land!"

Junior Forest Ranger Bring your family and friends and find new ways to enjoy the natural wonders of our national forests.

Ready Kids Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today.  Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal. Scientists report their research in journals, which enable scientists to share information with one another. This journal, The Natural Inquirer, was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service.

BatsLIVE is an exciting, free partnership education program for children in the 4-8th grades and their educators.