Discover Your Forests!
National Forests and Grasslands are America's great outdoors. They encompass 193 million acres (aproximately 78 million hectares) of land, which is an area equivalent in size to the state of Texas!
There is so much to see, do—and learn about—in your National Forests and Grasslands.
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.
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners.
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.
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.