Conservation Education


The Bureau of Forestry is a leader in education about forest and native wild plant conservation and management. Bureau resources and personnel convey a stewardship message to school children, educators and youth organizations. Education efforts focus on increasing young people's awareness of issues and factors affecting Pennsylvania’s forests.



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Project Learning Tree in Pennsylvania

Find information here about this national curriculum that teaches students about critical thinking and forest conservation.

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Pennsylvania Envirothon

DCNR Bureau of Forestry sponsors the forestry station of the PA Envirothon program.

 

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Common Trees of Pennsylvania

Learn to identify the trees of Penn's Woods and their values to our ecology and economy.

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Classroom Resources

Browse a list of forestry publications produced by the Bureau and our partners

 

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Lesson Plans

Visit this Penn State web site for lesson plans and publications designed by and for teachers for use in classrooms or outdoors.

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Smokey Bear

Download puzzles and drawings featuring Smokey Bear and other education resources from our wildfire prevention page.

 

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Forest Conservation Award
for Boy and Girl Scouts

This program recognizes Boy and Girl Scouts for outstanding projects promoting conservation of natural resources.

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Wild Resource Conservation Program

We work closely with other state agencies to conduct and support research, conservation and education projects focused on preserving Pennsylvania’s biodiversity.