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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."  National forests and grasslands encompass 193 million acres of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas.

Prince William Network (PWNet) is a part of Prince William County (Virginia) Public Schools and provides quality, distance-learning opportunities to students, educators, and communities across Virginia and the nation. PWNet is a leading provider of live, electronic field trips for students and has won numerous national awards. Electronic field trips bring the excitement of learning to remote places with the ability to connect with experts.


The Freshwaters Illustrated mission is to educate diverse public audiences about the life, study, and conservation of fresh water ecosystems through illustrative science-based efforts and to provide illustrative resources and services to scientists, educators and media specialists.  The Freshwaters Illustrated vision is to help inspire a world that is more conscious of fresh water life and more sympathetic to the cause of fresh water conservation.
Planet Lab is a gamified network for youth citizen scientists. We crowd-source exciting learning content, hands-on citizen science projects, and project-based learning activities from a broad range of partner organizations (universities, government agencies, museums, environmental organizations, and health care advocacy groups). We engage youth in learning through a fun and social game that serves people and the planet.

Engaging in NatureWatching activities leads to greater personal connection to the environment and the natural resources we all share. Participating in NatureWatch events across U.S. Forest Service National Forests and Grasslands is a good way to get started, and include celebrating special days such as: Earth Day, National Pollinator Week, National Fishing & Boating Week, International Migratory Bird Day, Endangered Species Day, National Get Outdoors Day, Water Awareness Day, and the many festivals, camps, bioblitzes and events hosted by the U.S. Forest Service on public lands.

Reconnect your family with nature.  Discover a forest or park near you!

The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal! Scientists report their research in journals, which enable scientists to share information with one another. This journal, The Natural Inquirer, was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service. 


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