Learning Center

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The Forest Service values lifelong learning. There are many opportunities to explore, learn, and discover on your National Forests and Grasslands, whether investigating animal tracks by a muddy stream, connecting with family traditions in the forest, or reading about current research that Forest Service scientists are conducting!

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History & Culture

Get an overview of the history of the Southwestern Region and tips for visiting cultural sites.

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Just for Kids

Learn about Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, and special places to visit near your home.

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Nature & Science

Explore current Forest Service research and opportunities to contribute as a citizen scientist.

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Parents & Teachers

Discover resources for connecting youth to the outdoors.

Learn About Forest Service Careers



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