Just for Kids

The Forest Service is committed to connecting kids with nature and the outdoors by providing students, parents and teachers with youth-oriented information and resources related to natural resources and the environment. We want to encourage more kids to go outdoors by having fun, being healthy and learning more about nature. This can instill kids to create an awareness of the value of public lands, seek careers in natural resources and land management as well as enthusiastically participate in physical activities!

Discover the Forest

Learn cool things about our forests and then go exploring!  

Smokey Bear

Only you...! Learn how you can practice fire safety in the forest, as home, at work, or wherever you are!  Videos, games, how-to's, and more.

Woodsy Owl

Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy Owl's got his heart set on motivating folks to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. As Woodsy flies across our land, he encourages us to explore the natural world, even in the city. His motto "Lend a Hand - Care for the Land!" encourages everyone to make a positive difference.

Every Kid Outdoors

Are you a 4th grade student or do you have one at home?  Learn how you can get a free pass to all our federal recreation lands to start exploring with your family.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/giffordpinchot/learning/kids