Just for Kids

There is growing evidence that today's children are gravitating away from outdoor experiences and towards a virtual indoor reality. This disconnect from nature has serious long-term implications for the health and well-being of our nation's children. More Kids in the Woods (a US Forest Service Program) aims to engage children through:

Outdoor recreation activities that increase personal fitness, self-esteem and social skills.

Nature-based learning that improves academic performance and standardized test scores.

Through conservation education curriculum geared towards improving academic performances and standardize text scores the National Forests in Florida can play a key role in:

  • Helping children develop a connection to their natural world.
  • Helping children and adults keep fit and bind family and friends through nature based activities.
  • Developing new partnership opportunities with nonprofit organizations and local governments oriented towards nature-based youth programs.

Smokey Bear

It only takes one match...
Smokey Bear has been a member of our family since 1944. The purpose of the Smokey Program is to create and maintain public awareness, through the image of Smokey Bear, about the need to prevent unplanned, human-caused wildland fires. [graphic] More Smokey Bear information.

Woodsy Owl

 Forests are our friends!
Woodsy has been America's environmental champion since 1970, and is most recognized for his wise request, "Give a hoot. Don't pollute." Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy Owl is a whimsical fellow and he's got his heart set on motivating kids to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. [graphic] More Woodsy Owl information.

USDA'S Kids Page

USDA provides students, parents, and teachers with youth-geared information and resources related to agriculture.[graphic] Visit the USDA Kids Page.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone
Visit " The Kids Zone" and scroll to the bottom left side of the page.