Learning Center

Conservation  Education



The Forest Service has a long and proud tradition of reaching out to Americans on behalf of conservation. From Smokey Bear, to Nature Watch, to Project Learning Tree, the Forest Service has worked across programs and disciplines to integrate conservation education into much of what we do. But we must do more. If we are to meet the conservation challenges of the 21st century, then we must spread environmental literacy across America, focusing first and foremost on kids.

Check out what' s new with Conservation Education on the GMUG National Forest!

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National Public Land Day (NPLD) celebrations team up with Every Kid in a Park (EKiP)

These fourth graders are participating in National Public Land Day,  learning about the GMUG National Forest and working on a stewardship project- building blue bird nesting boxes! Through National Public Land Day (NPLD), the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) works to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation and general health. Get involved! Visit  NEEF for more information. Learn more about these fourth grade learning adventures!

Interpretive hikes:

Activities for the GMUG:

Water is one of our most precious resources:

We LOVE Smokey!