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.
 

Features

Summit Nature Center

Ranger greets family inside the nature center

The center is a partnership with the Whitefish Mountain Resort that offers a fun place for families with plenty of hands-on discovery. Located at the resort on the top of Big Mountain, visitors get to the center by hiking the popular Danny On Trail or riding the scenic chairlift. The center is open seven days a week through the summer and on weekends during the winter season.  Come check out the Jr. Forest Ranger Program for kids ages 7-12 and Jr. Snow Ranger Programs for kids ages 10-12.

 


Frog Day

Young girls look for amphibians

Each year families and youth are invited to participate in a citizen science opportunity with Flathead National Forest biologists to survey amphibians and reptiles in forest wetlands. We won’t be offering Frog Day in 2018 as our wildlife and aquatics teams are developing new monitoring protocols. Check back next year.