Interested in learning more about the Spring Mountains and other National Forests? Check out these links below for articles, resources, and more from the US Forest Service and Southern Nevada Conservancy. Use them to discover new ways to connect to your public lands; these resources can be adapted for homeschool groups, distance learning, classroom assignments, and simply for personal enrichment and fun!
USFS National Education Page
Learn more about FS programs and your public lands. Links to resources, programs, and information can be adapted for homeschool purposes.
Forest Discovery for Kids
Recycle with Woodsy Owl and prevent forest fires with Smokey Bear. Discover and explore different ways you can connect to nature.
Smokey The Bear
The Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history, educating generations of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. Discover fire prevention how-to’s, learn about Smokey Bear’s history, and find games, activities, and fun facts for kids.
En Español - https://smokeybear.com/es
Junior Forest Ranger
Become a Jr. Forest Ranger! This activity booklet introduces you to forest ecosystems, including activities on tracking nature patterns and forest fire ecology.
En español – https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5365778.pdf
FS Nature Live
Bringing nature learning to you through series of webcasts, webinars, and online education resources. No matter where you are in the world, visit the LIVE programs for exciting, on-site learning about bats, butterflies, climate change, wetlands, and more!
Hands on the Land
Hands on the Land partnerships provide hands-on field experiences, such as citizen science and environmental monitoring projects, that connect the next generation to our forests, parks, waterways, and wildlife refuges.
Discover the Forest
Easy, family-friendly activities for enjoying the outdoors, no matter where you are. From bird-watching to identifying plants and cloud gazing.
En español - https://descubreelbosque.org/actividades
This journal was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conduced by scientists in the US Forest Service.
Project Learning Tree
Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature. Project Learning Tree advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world.