Learning Center

Woodsy Owl stands with young girlDiscover more about your national forest through our Conservation Education Program.
Learn about the resources available to teachers, families and students to help you explore your public lands and use the forest as an outdoor classroom. 

The Forest Service Conservation Education Program helps people of all ages understand and appreciate our country's natural resources -- and learn how to conserve those resources for future generations. Through formal and non-formal educational activities and experiences, you can investigate how natural resources and ecosystems affect each other -- looking at the connections between people and the land and how resources can be used wisely.

The Forest Service teams up with many different partners to provide quality programs and materials. 

To learn more about the Flathead National Forest Conservation Education Program, contact Teresa Wenum, Conservation Education Specialist at 406/758-5218.


Summit Nature Center

Ranger greets family inside the nature center

The center is closed for the 2021-2022 winter season.

This education and visitor information center is located at the summit of Big Mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort

COVID-19 Update and the Summit Nature Center

The center is closed for the 2021-22 winter season.

Families and teachers, download the free Junior Snow Ranger book and check out the many fun indoor and outdoor activities.  Learn about what animals do in winter, snow safety, how to make your own snowshoes, what a real snow ranger does and much more.

Check out SnowSchool At Home activities for all grades, every week during the winter.  For those doing virtual school, online classroom or...

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