Just for Kids

A man and a boy are looking at the sceneryExplore the Shoshone!
The Forest Service is committed to connecting kids with nature and the outdoors by providing students, parents, and teachers with youth-oriented information and resources related to natural resources and the environment. We want to encourage more kids to go outdoors by having fun, being healthy, and learning more about nature. This can instill kids to create an awareness of the value of public lands, seek careers in natural resources and land management, as well as enthusiastically participate in physical activities. The online resources here will help them in the process.



Smokey Bear  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.  Take the Smokey Bear Pledge and show your committment to wildfire prevention.



Woodsy Owl  Join Woodsy the Owl to help conserve and preserve our natural environment!  Go to Woodsy the Owl's website and learn how to protect the environment! 


Natural Inquirer Mascot Navigator Bee  The Natural Enquirer is a middle school science educational journal with tons of interesting articles and activities!