group of teens at Miracles of Nature program - photo by Steve Kozlowski

This web page provides a diversity of excellent Forest Service and partner conservation education programs and materials for high school teachers and children. 

Clearing Houses for Conservation Education Resources for High School

Forest Service Resources

In addition to the Forest Service resources highlighted on this page, consider these excellent resources for your work with high school-aged children.

Partner Resources

There is a wide diversity of excellent conservation education resources for middle school children. The following resources are widely used in the Forest Service and represent the work of our valued partners.   


Classroom Earth

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Classroom Earth is an online resource designed to help high school teachers include environmental content in their daily lesson plans.  Classroom Earth, a program of The National Environmental Education Foundation, defines environmental education as the process, activities and experiences—across disciplines—that lead students to have a greater understanding of how the earth’s resources and natural systems work and interact with each other and with human-made systems.

Investigating Your Environment

Investigating Your Environment (IYE) is a supplemental interdisciplinary curriculum for use in grades 6-12. The IYE series was developed in the 1960's through the creativity and cooperation of several individuals from different groups and/or agencies committed to providing effective natural resource management education in the United States. The program has been popular with students, teachers and resource educators since its inception due to its many strengths.


Canon Envirothon

Canon Envirothon is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to coordinate the delivery of an environmental education program for high school studen...

National Get Outdoors Day

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National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Part...


Ecosystem Matters

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Ecosystem Matters is an interdisciplinary conservation education curriculum developed by Region 2 of the US Forest ...

Urban Forestry Laboratory

Urban Forestry Laboratory Exercises has been developed as a supplemental activity guide that can be used in any science or...