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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.
Text Time4Learning and rotating graphics for math, science, social studies, and language arts

Discover the Forest  (M)
This PSA campaign aims to inspire tweens (aged 8-12) and their parents to re-connect with nature, experiencing it first-hand. The campaign brings to life the joy and excitement kids have when they discover the wonders of nature, helping create interest in their environment and a lifelong relationship with it.

US Forest Service - Just for Kids  (Y,M)
"Our most important resource in this country is not forests, vital as they are. It is not water, although life itself would cease to exist without it. It is people. The challenges of climate change and looming water shortages will not be resolved in a few years. It will take generations. Today's children--and theirs--will need to be able to take the baton and continue the race. For that, they will need a full understanding of why forests are so valuable, along with a strong land ethic. It is our job to give them both."--Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell

4-H Forestry Project For Kids and Teachers   (Y,M,T)
Forestry and Natural Resources are fascinating study for young people. Forests have a natural attraction for youngsters and the aim of this site is to provide ideas and resources to aid 4-H agents, youth and teachers in exploring forests, forestry and forest products. There is a wealth of forestry information and resources available.

American Forests  (Y,M)
American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, advocates for the protection and expansion of America's forests.

Education Outreach and Project Learning Tree  (Y,M)
What is Forestry? Connecting Oklahoma Communities is a Project Learning Tree based program that opens the doors of communication between the people of our great state. Your input, support and involvement are encouraged.

Nature Watch  (Y,M)
Mission: To Provide children and adults the opportunity to safely view, and participate in,activities and programs that raise their level of awareness and understanding of wildlife, fish and plants and their connection to ecosystems, landscapes and people. Features: Where to Nature Watch, Live Video Cams, Educational Programs and Festivals and Resources for Teachers, Kids and Planners.

Wilderness. net - K-12 Educational Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Programs: Wilderness Views and Teacher Resources, Original K-12 Wilderness and Land Ethic Curriculum, WildLink, Social Media for Kids, Wilderness Quizzes, WebQuest and Literature suggestions.

US Forest Service Recreational Activities  (Y,M,O,T)
National Forests and Grasslands offer a diversity of outdoor opportunities. These lands are yours - to visit, to care for, but most of all, to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in America's Great Outdoor

Identification of Common Trees of Iowa  (Y,M)
This interactive key was developed to help identify the most common trees in Iowa. The key is based on vegetative characteristics such as leaves, fruits, and bark. It is not a complete key. It does not include all trees grown in Iowa.

Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest  (Y,M,O,T)
Welcome to the tree identification Home Page at Oregon State University! The purpose of this site is to help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to skip through the pages to learn more about specific genera, or to try your hand at identifying a tree specimen with a user-friendly dichotomous key. If you don't have a specimen handy, go to the mystery tree pages to try to identify the trees pictured.

Tree Identification Fact sheets  (Y,M,O,T)
The Dendrology homepage at Virginia Tech is where to find tree identification fact sheets on approximately 900 species of trees, as well as lots of other tree information.

Project Learning Tree  (Y,M,O,T)
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. A collection of activities for families to use in the outdoors.

Forestry for Kids  (Y,M)
Kids often play in the woods and enjoy learning things about their surroundings. Check-out these links for great activities kids will love. (Most appropriate for children in or around 5th grade.)Michigan Forest Resource Alliance (MFRA) Adopt a Forest Society of American Foresters

Missouri Department of Conservation: Trees Work  (Y,M)
Conservation and Outdoor Related Links: Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services: Education Outreach Kids Stuff  (Y)
Smokey (the bear) Stuff, Forestry Fun and Facts, Fields Guides, Tree Bear and Ask A Forester.

Houghton Forestry Sciences Laboratory Kids' Corner  (Y,M)
Includes Scientific Method, Ecosystems Information, Northwest Seasons, Humans and the Forest, Jobs in Biology and Forest Links.

Life Of the Forest Freebies  (Y,M,O,T)
International Paper's complete "Life of the Forest" educational series includes 10 full-color full-size posters showing various important stages in the life of the forest, a matching set of 10 teaching guides with in-depth information pertaining to each poster and its subject matter, and a 16-page booklet featuring over-sized, full-color illustrations depicting the cycles and stages of forests. Perfect for kids!

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