Educator Blog

  • An illustration of Smokey Bear in a cabin, sitting in a rocking chair by a fireplace. He reads a book about trees to two cubs who climb in his lap.
    I’m at my local library in Nebraska today, helping out with an event for the Forest Service. Toddlers play on an alphabet rug as I tell them what Forest Service scientists do. “They ask ques...

    Guest Blog: “Bee” a Scientist with Smokey Bear This Summer

  • A creek in a wetland area of a national forest.
    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 For...

    Guest Blog: Natural Inquirer in Your Visitor Center

  • Collage of the six new scientist cards featured in the blog
    We have a new batch of scientist and engineer cards joining our collection! We love featuring the huge variety of people and careers in the Forest Service. Learn about how they got interested in thei...

    This Just In! New Scientist Collector Cards

  • Two people sit in camp chairs beside a tent and look down towards a body of water where a kayaker is paddling.
    Kids are out of school for summer, vacations and camps are in full swing, and the outdoors are calling! How do we carve out time to enjoy the outdoors and all the benefits it has to offer? Natural In...

    Great Outdoors Month 2024

  • A bee in a pink flower, both coated in pollen.
    National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2024) is around the corner, so let’s learn about some ways we can all help native pollinators. Did You Know? Bees aren’t...

    Pollinator Week 2024

  • A prairie dog in a field of coreopsis
    In honor of National Grasslands Week, let’s learn about . . . PRAIRIE DOGS! National Grasslands Week National Grasslands Week (June 16-22, 2024) is designated by th...

    National Grasslands Week 2024

  • A tall statue of a blue bear standing on its hind legs as seen from inside the Colorado Convention Center.
    Backdropped by the snowcapped Rockies, I entered the Colorado Convention Center wearing my most practical shoes. We’ll be on our feet for eight hours a day, so make sure you’re comfortable. ...

    Guest Blog: Free Science Education Products at NSTA 2024 (Yes! Free!)

  • Visitors walking up stone steps to exit a cave into a forested area.
    Check your flashlights and put your hard hats on – Cave Week 2024 is coming soon! Celebrated from June 2-8, 2024, Cave Week focuses on caves and karst, unique cave and karst ecosystem...

    Cave Week 2024

  • A fisher on a tree trunk.
    Today is Endangered Species Day. Let’s learn more about endangered and threatened species and what we can do to help them.   Background In the US, the Enda...

    Endangered Species Day 2024

  • An island coastline with clear blue water and a rocky shore in the foreground. A sandy beach and trees are in the background.
    In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, we’re highlighting some of our publications about the research, scientists, and cultures of Hawai’i and the Paci...

    Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month