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Kid's Corner

Welcome to the kids corner. This area is where you start your adventure into the wild lands of your state Nevada. You will find links here to some cool sites that will help you with your studies in school but also some cool ideas for hikes and how you can get involved with your family, friends and school in helping to keep Nevada Forever Wild! Remember to stay on the trail…and most of all…have FUN!

Kids in Nature - Web Resources

The following websites offer a wealth of information for kids and teens, their parents and teachers for getting out into nature and how to enjoy being there while learning about the environment and the need to take care of our natural heritage.

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

If you Google "kids in the woods USFS," you will find many press releases and comments about partnerships and associations of the Forest Service with others, as well as information about the Forest Service's involvement with educating kids in nature.

Here are a few examples:

The Children & Nature Network is "Building a Movement to Reconnect Children and Nature," a program that is based on Richard Louv's book (see our "Kids in Nature: Book Resources" page for more information about the book) at Children and Nature Network

They also cite research focused on the benefits and methodology of reconnecting kids with nature. Research articles.

Joseph Cornell (an author noted on our "Kids in Nature: Book Resources" page) also has a website with nature as its focus: Sharing Nature Foundation

An organization devoted to getting kids to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors: Hooked on Nature

The National Wildlife Foundation has a program that gets kids outdoors for an hour each day: Green Hour

As these teen "geeks" say: We are just a bunch of teenagers who don't mind putting down our PS3, Wii or IPOD on a whim to go outside for some adventure. GEEKS in the Woods

The Leave No Trace organization's home page: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Here are the Leave No Trace principles: Leave No Trace principles

And the PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) Program: PEAK Program

The Forest Service's Kids in the Woods Program (national recipients page) Kids in the Woods

The National Park Service's Interpretation & Education page has lots of resources for kids and teachers as well as a Park Fun Guide Interpretation & Education

Reading List

Kids in Nature Reading List (PDF)

Coloring Book

Kid's Coloring Book (PDF) Print and color!

 

Ridge Murdock enjoys the North Black Rock Range Wilderness © Brian Beffort

7 Principals Of Leave No Trace

The Leave No Trace Foundation has put together an amazing list of 7 principles of the Leave No Trace ethics.

• Plan Ahead and Prepare
• Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
• Dispose of Waste Properly
• Leave What You Find
• Minimize Campfire Impacts
• Respect Wildlife
• Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Click here for more detail of these 7 principals.


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