Learning Center

Interested in plants and animals found in the forest? Are you planning a field trip or looking for information on how to tread lightly while camping? Want to become a Jr. Ranger? Whether you are an experienced recreationist, a conservationist, scientist or student of any age, come learn with us. 

Here's a sampling of the learning opportunities and materials we offer. We also offer natural history books, outdoor recreation books, wilderness maps, historical books, children's books, and Smokey Bear items for sale at our offices.

Two steelhead fish swim in the waterNature & Science

Plants, animals, geology and lots more for the Siuslaw National Forest and the Pacific Northwest

History & Culture

Historical photos, timeline and historical vignettes.

Outdoor Safety & Ethics

It's important to stay safe and to respect the land while visiting your National Forest. Learn how to have a safe and low impact visit. It's good for you and for the environment! 

A group of kids run through the sand dunesJust for Kids

Looking for opportunities for learning and exploration? We offer a range of programs and resources for kids and families, schools, and community organizations to help connect people with all the wonders of the Siuslaw. Visit our Getting Kids and Families Outside page for details.