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
They also cite research focused on the benefits
and methodology of reconnecting kids with nature.
Joseph Cornell (an author noted on our "Kids
in Nature: Book Resources" page) also has a website with nature
as its focus:
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:
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:
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
Nature Reading List (PDF)
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
for more detail of these 7 principals.
Something to Ponder