Parents & Teachers

Children dissecting owl pelletsThe Hoosier has a variety of conservation education programs available free of charge to area schools. The picture here shows a class dissecting owl pellets as part of the Birds of Prey program. The children learn what owls eat from this "hands-on" exercise. 

 

Teaching Resources from the Hoosier National Forest

The Hoosier has a variety of conservation education programs available free of charge to area schools. The picture here shows a class dissecting owl pellets as part of the Birds of Prey program. The children learn what owls eat from this "hands-on" exercise. The Hoosier has a variety of conservation education programs available free of charge to area schools. The picture here shows a class dissecting owl pellets as part of the Birds of Prey program. The children learn what owls eat from this "hands-on" exercise. 

For more information on school programs please contact: Andrea Crain at 812-276-4770  or  acrain@fs.fed.us.

 

Learning while Exploring on the Forest

Kids and adults alike will love some of the interpretive sites around the Forest such as

The Forest has a rich history which can serve as a backdrop to teaching children about every subject such as

Events on the Fores toffer kids a chance to learn new skills through practice in the outdoors. These include

It is important to get kids outdoors and involved with nature. Getting kids outside keeps them active and learning about the world around them and fosters an appreciation in them that will continue throughout their lives. Contact one of our offices for further information on great places to take kids for fun and learning.

Features

Lick Creek African-American Settlement Lesson Plans

Cover of Curriculum for Lick Creek

This lesson plan with five activities investigates the past through archaeology. The activities center around the Lick Creek Settlement and its history and how archaeologists learn from the "window to the past" left by artifacts found at the site.


Buffalo Trace Education Box

An array of buffalo related items, including books, bones, curriculum guides and other items.

The Buffalo Trace Education Project is a box designed so that teachers and other educators can learn and teach about the early transportation route of the American bison, Native Americans, and Pioneer settlers of Indiana and places west.


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Spotlights

Jacob Rickenbaugh 7th Grade Curriculum

Cover of Rickenbaugh House curriculum

This curriculum with background material was developed by a panel of 7th grade teachers to use the historic Jacob Rickenbaugh House as a backdrop for learning with Historic Places.

Teaching Teachers the Power of Place

Teaching With Historic Places logo

This site sponsored by the National Park Service gives teachers ideas on how to engage their students with historic places and in their community and connect with their special places. 

 




Cave Coloring Book

cover of Cave Coloring Book

This interpretive coloring book describes the geologic features and animal life within a cave. 

Why Would Anyone Cut A Tree Down?

Cover of book Why Cut a Tree

This children's book and associated educational activities and resouces are available on line from the US Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.



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