Student taking tree measurements

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

Clearing Houses for Conservation Education Resources for Middle School

Forest Service Resources

In addition to the Forest Service resources highlighted on this page, consider these excellent resources for your work with elementary 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.   


Discover the Forest

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The new 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. This website is especially designed for tweens -- kids in Grades 4th through 8th -- and features exciting, interactive activities and games; an online "nature finder"; and resources for parents and teachers.

Natural Inquirer

Natural Inquirer Cover

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 US Forest Service.


Ecosystem Matters


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


Urban Forestry Laboratory

A picture of a building with a tree and ivy growing on the roof.

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