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The Forest Service Conservation Education program strives to connect people to the land by providing them the tools they need to take informed actions related to sustaining natural and cultural resources.

Teaching kids about nature - Manti-La Sal National Forest Conservation Days

Teaching Youth about our Watershed



[Photo]: Taken by Carol Majeske - Students at Silver Lake Camp near Salt Lake City, Utah.Teachers and Youth Leaders: Find out how you can receive materials or request a program.

Students and Visitors: Learn about the natural and cultural resources of national forests and grasslands. Find out about Forest Service research and careers.

Visit Smokey's Vault - Learn the history of Smokey and his fire prevention campaign.

Project BudBurst - A national phenology network that collects phenological data for plant species nationwide.

Links to native plants and attracting hummingbirds to your garden:

Woodsy ImageWoodsy Owl

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.  As Woodsy flies across our land, he encourages youngsters to marvel at and explore the natural world, even in the city.  His motto "Lend a Hand - Care for the Land!" encourages everyone to make a positive difference in their world.

The Forest Service is introducing children to this fanciful creature.  Woodsy is coming to you with simple, hands-on land stewardship activities--and there's so much more ahead.

Learning can be fun! Through educational activities and experiences Conservation Education (CE) helps people of all ages and backgrounds understand and appreciate our country's natural resources -- and learn how to conserve those resources for future generations.