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We have FREE lesson plans, activities, articles, & more for PreK-12th grade students. Here are a few products to help you celebrate Pollinator Week and National Grasslands Week!

Front cover of

The Bee Frequency – Vol. 1 No. 23

A Flame Changer monograph cover

A Flame Changer – Vol. 1 No. 25

PDF preview of the Woodsy Owl card for K-2 showing Woodsy examining a caterpillar with a magnifying glass

Woodsy Owl (K-2) Collector Card Pack

Dr. Ford wearing a bucket hat in a desert

Meet Dr. Ford – Vol. 1 No. 6

PDF preview of the Woodsy Owl card for general audiences featuring Woodsy picking up trash with a spike.

Woodsy Owl Collector Card Pack

Meet Dr. Ford Spanish reader cover

Meet Dr. Ford – Spanish

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  1. Guest Blog: Natural Inquirer in Your Visitor Center

    Visitors at Wisconsin’s Daniel R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center can hear the shanties of long-ago fur trappers, see the vibrant greens of the surrounding Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, and feel the fibers of traditional yarn weavings.

    Now, they can also learn about the Natural Inquirer, the Forest Service’s science education provider.

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    A creek in a wetland area of a national forest.