Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl


The National Symbols Program is a key component of the U.S. Forest Service’s Conservation Education Program. It features America’s Icons for fire prevention, Smokey Bear, and environmental conservation, Woodsy Owl. In addition, we develop and supply educational materials and training to U.S. Forest Service employees - as well as employees of other federal, state, and local agencies nationwide - who in turn provide these materials and educational services to the public.

Woodsy Owl:

Woodsy OwlSince 1971, Woodsy Owl has reminded Americans to "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute" and "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land."  Click on Woodsy to visit his wonderful world, which is full of activities for kids, information for teachers and other education professionals, and fun facts about Woodsy! 


Smokey Bear:

Smokey Bear is America's icon for Wildfire Prevention.  Click on his picture for more information about Smokey Bear educational materials, costume use, and licensing. 



The Home Sweet Home Traveling Exhibit

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl waving at the camera during a visit to their Home Sweet Home exhibit.

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl are embarking on a national tour thanks to our friends from the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.


Woodsy Owl's ABCs

Woodsy owl reading

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

National Garden Club Poster Contest

National Garden Club Logo

---The annual Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest.


Woodsy Owl Head Start Partnership

Head Start Logo

The agreement between the US Forest Service and Head Start provides the framework to use Woodsy Owl’s image and message to promote conservation values in our Nation’s children and their...

National Symbols Cache

To purchase Woodsy Owl, Smokey Bear and Fire Educational and promotional products.  Visit our website at