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Conservation Education

About Conservation Education at RMRS

Students explore rocks containing Native American petroglyphs (photo by Stan Kitchen).
Students explore rocks containing Native American petroglyphs (photo by Stan Kitchen).
The RMRS Conservation Education Program (CE) promotes public awareness of our complex forest ecosystems and the work of U.S. Forest Service research scientists. With the environmental challenges facing us today - climate change, species survival, wildfire, and water shortages - it is important to help citizens, especially kids, understand the functions and challenges of natural ecosystems and the need to study them.

Since 2005, CE has funded education activities through a microgrant program for local educators who partner with RMRS staff. The main qualification for funding is that programs must inform and excite youth about forests and forest research. Special consideration is given to proposals that reach underserved youth populations, include hands-on activities, and get kids outside.

 

 

 

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