For The Kids
With the excellent web browsers currently available and Wikipedia, this sort of link listing has limited value as you can probably find all of this information easily. There are a few gems that might not come up on the top of a search. This list is a legacy of website before web browsers existed. We have discussed deleting this page but as soon as we do we receive an email thanking us for the list.
Please let us know if you find broken or dead links.
Special 'shout out' to our NatureWatch program. It is an excellent resource for connecting with nature - check out the 'LIVE' programs such as BatsLIVE, CavesLIVE, FreshWaterLIVE and GrasslandsLIVE.
|Animals & Plants (A - Z)||Programs & Groups (A - Z)|
Animal Info (rare, threatened & endangered mammals)
Bears, Grizzly - FWS Conservation
(see also 'Ungulates)
Topography Maps! Digital versions of the USGS topographical maps for the continental United States.
Tree Identification - Arbor Day
Tree Identification - Tree Musketeers
Can't find a particular species?
Astronomy Basics - the USFS doesn't have an astronomy program ... but we do have an Air program. So we are stretching the staff boundaries by including this URL. A teacher contacted us and recommended it.
Astronomy for Kids - Introduction (Gifted Geek)
Ask the Experts at Pitsco
Although marine animals do not occur on our national forests and rangelands (with the exceptions of a few waterfowl and fish species that spend part of their life cycle in the ocean), we do receive numerous questions regarding marine animals. We suggest you try the following links:
The USDA Forest Service does not have an aquaculture program, but these two sites may be of help.