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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.

Conservation Education

The Conservation Education program (CE) helps people of all ages understand and appreciate our country's natural resources and learn how to conserve those resources for future generations. Conservation education helps people see how natural resources and ecosystems affect each other and how resources can be used wisely. Explore the national Conservation Education website - dedicated to educators, both formal and non-formal - for teaching and learning resources.


FSNatureLIVE distance learning adventures bring nature learning to your classroom through our series of webcasts, webinars, and online education resources. No matter where you are in the world, you can virtually learn about bats, butterflies, climate change, wetlands, and more! fsnaturelive.org

Become a Junior Forest Ranger!

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage children 7 through 13 to enjoy and appreciate nature. JFR motivates children to explore the natural and cultural world, and embrace their responsibility to it. Download your Jr. Ranger Adventure Guide today!

Join our International Visiting Biologist for an adventure!

We are offering conservation education talks and field trips again until December 20, 2019. Programs are available for pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools and may be of particular interest to Biology, Conservation Education, Geography and Other Science classes.  Svea-Sophie Zimmermann, our International Visiting Wildlife Biologist from Germany, will coordinate and implement these activities. Check out a full list of offerings here.

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