Elizabeth and Terri the Robot at the WO FS visitor Center, December 2008

To reach children we must speak where they listen, write where they read, and be where they gather. New technology tools held us carry our message to kids across the nation.  Podcasts, streaming video, multimedia -- explore these Web resources to find the newest materials and media about out National Forests and Grasslands!

Why Use Technology to Reach Children?

Effective teaching in this century will depend more and more on the use of the vast resources of the Web and other digital media coupled with the individual creativity of educators to equip students with the methods of understanding and negotiating the information that now is available to all. Click here to learn more about how technology can enhance the delivery of conservation education.

Educator Resources

Clearinghouses for Technology & Education


PollinatorLIVE - A Distance Learning Adventure

PollinatorLIVE-Bee photo

While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife. 

PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure will provide a series of live interactive webcasts, web seminars, and satellite field trips about pollinators, gardening, and conservation. For more information and to register, go to All resources are FREE and geared toward grades 4 – 8.

Join in the adventure!

Discover the Forest

Discover the Forest Website screenshot

The new Discover the Forest website is a partnership between the US Forest Service and the Ad Council. This exciting and dynamic website offers resources to help get kids out in the woods -- exploring nature in their own backyard. This website is especially designed for tweens -- kids in Grades 4th through 8th -- and features exciting, interactive activities and games; a online "nature finder"; and resources for parents and teachers.


Hands on the Land

Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partner...


Smiling girl with monarch

The annual migration cycle of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular events in the insect world. 

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