Just for Kids

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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. Our Agency wants 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 below will help them in the process.


Explore your forest! 

Eat Smart Play Hard for Kids

Eat Smart Play Hard for Kids
Eat Smart. Play Hard. is about encouraging and teaching kids and adults to eat healthy and be physically active everyday. Click Here

Backyard Conservation

Backyard Conservation
Backyard Conservation shows you how conservation practices that are used on agricultural land across the country to conserve and improve natural resources can be adapted for use on the land around your home. Click Here

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4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health)-USA
The 4-H program was developed so young people can enjoy university-based youth programs and projects for diverse interests. 4-H engages nearly seven million young people nationwide with exciting, hands-on learning adventures. Click Here


College of Argicultural Sciences
Gardening information provided by the Penn State Pointers. Click Here

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George Washington Carver Coloring Book
Kids and teens can find a coloring book honoring Dr. George Washington Carver. Click Here

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Kids' Science Page 
Kids' Science Page contains lists of children's books and articles on specific agricultural subjects, including science fair projects and supplies, careers and biographies of leading scientists, and "learn by doing" 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) youth projects. Click Here
Natural Inquire

Natural Inquirer
The Natural Inquirer contains articles on scientific research conducted by scientists at USDA on nature, such as trees, forests, wildlife, insects, outdoor activities, and water. Click Here

Come to the Forest

Discover the Forest 
Discover your forest and explore the outdoors. Click here.