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.


Project Learning Tree in Pennsylvania

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


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.


Classroom Resources

Browse a list of forestry publications produced by the Bureau and our partners. Find information from the U.S. Forest Service here.



Lesson Plans

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


Smokey Bear

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



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.