Parents & Teachers

Conservation Education

white trilliumConservation Education helps people of all ages understand and appreciate our country's public lands -- and learn how to conserve those resources for future generations. Conservation education also encourages individuals to act on their own, to conserve environmental resources and protect public lands.

Both the Forest Service and our partners offer free resources, curriculum, and activities in conservation education. Explore below! 




From the Forest Service

Forest Service Conservation Education: head to our national website and check out the Educator Tool Box and other conservation education materials for students of all ages.

The Natural Inquirer is a free science journal for students. Find lesson plans and resources here for students of all ages! Learn about water, wildernes, fire, and hear from real scientists about their jobs. 

Watch live video cams, virtually visit National Forests, find the best apps for nature watching, and participate in Citizen Science projects on Nature Watch.

Head to our YouTube channel for access to hundreds of videos on education, conservation, animals, and many other Forest programs.


From our Partners

Find experiential learning opportunities through the North Cascade Institute Learning Center.

Go on distance learning adventures with FS Nature LIVE from the Prince William Network. Find lesson plans, videos and more, on topics including pollinators, climate change, and wildlife.

Dive Into The Outdoors and discover a multitude of science topics, including wildlife & conservation and environmental science. Find videos and lesson plans for multiple ages that check off science curriculum standards.


Every Kid Outdoors

Do you have a 4th grade student in your family, or teach 4th grade? The Every Kid Outdoors program allows fourth graders and their families to discover America's public lands for free. Passes are available online. Parents, guardians, and educators of 4th grade students can go online to print passes for their students. Learn more about the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie's work with Every Kid Outdoors here. 

Seattle Every Kid Outdoors Collaborative

The Seattle Every Kid Outdoors Collaborative is a team of agencies and organizations in the Seattle area, including the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Seattle Area National Park Sites, Washington Trails Association, and more. The Collaborative works together and is unified by one goal: getting every fourth grader outdoors. Find educational resources from the Collaborative on the In My Backyard Youth Program website, run by Seattle Area National Park Sites.