USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Northwest Research Station
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

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Just for Kids

Trout Release 4-H Center.

Fish are cool…

Or at least, they really like cold water! Elementary-age children across Oregon discover this when their classrooms participate in a program through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Project that helps bring rainbow trout eggs into the classroom. “Trout International,” a concurrent program developed by research fish biologist Rebecca Flitcroft, connects a few of these classrooms with classrooms in Northern Ireland who are hatching their own native trout, the dollaghan trout. This opportunity teaches children that people all over the world are facing many of the same challenges in maintaining local populations of native trout. Watch classrooms participating in Trout International release the baby trout they have hatched during a special event sponsored by PNW Research Station (Courtesy of Chapman Hill Elementary). Watch video



Forests Inside Out

Summer outdoor education camp for inner city youth sponsored by
the Pacific Northwest Research Station and the World Forestry Center.

[Image]: Smokey Bear.

It only takes one match...
Smokey Bear has been a member of our families since 1944. The purpose of the Smokey Program is to create and maintain public awareness, through the image of Smokey Bear, about the need to prevent unplanned, human-caused wildland fires. more


[Image]: Woodsy Owl.

Forests are our friends!
Woodsy has been America's environmental champion since 1970 and is most recognized for his wise request, "Give a hoot. Don't pollute." Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy Owl is a whimsical fellow and he's got his heart set on motivating kids to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. more


Food for Thought

[Image]: Drawing of an apple.Fun Facts:

- How Many Recycled Newspapers Does It Take to Save a Tree?

-What Tree Are You?



Conservation Education

Many scientists chose their work for a reason as simple as a childhood love for salmon, mushrooms, or volcanoes. If they can share their work with children, scientists get a chance to remember why they went into the field and to help children discover how exciting science can be. more


Links for kids.

- USDA FS Nature Watch

- USDA Conservation Education

- USDA for Kids

- National Geographic for Kids

- Natural Inquirer Journals

- Environmental Protect Agency for Kids

- Environmental Protect Agency for Students

- Junior Snow Ranger Program

- Junior Forest Ranger Program

- The Terrific Trees


Cover of  Science Investi-gator: Pacific Northwest Research Station, Climate Change Edition.Science Investi-gator

Pacific Northwest Research Station, Climate Change Edition

In this Investi-gator, you will find research that focuses on the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The scientists in this region have been studying how climate change may be affecting different animals, plants, and ecosystems. In this journal, you will read about four topics: "Amphibious Assault"," Seed Ya Later!", "There’s Snow Place Like Home", and "Frozen Food". more


Natural Inquirer

Food for the Soil

Vol. 1 No. 6



- USDA Conservation Education

- Environmental for Teachers

- Classroom Earth

- Earth & Sky

- Hands on the Land

- Mount St. Helens Teacher's Corner

- F.R.E.E. Network

- NRCS - Backyard Conservation

- Wildlife Habitat Council - Backyard Conservation

- Washington Forest Protection Association

- Forest Service Research Publications

- Environmental Education & Training Partner



US Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station
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