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.
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
Kid's Coloring Book (PDF) Print and color!
Sage-grouse Coloring Page (PDF) Print and color!