The Conservation Education program of the Nebraska Forest Service can provide a variety of activities and resources to teach about the environment and engage children in the outdoors.
What We Do
The Conservation Education Program offers fun, hand-on training to help educators teach young people about the environment. Workshop participants are provided with materials appropriate for classrooms of all subjects, nature centers, childcare centers, backyards, and more. Don't wait until the kids you know are all grown up! Bring environmental education into your routine today. More...
The Sustainable Schoolyard Partnership (SSP) is a multi-partner, statewide three-year initiative available to Nebraska elementary, middle, and high schools. It has been designed to empower and inspire students to improve the sustainability, ecological quality, and learning opportunities of their school grounds. Grants are available for landscape projects. More...
Deadline to apply is Friday, June 21st!
Outdoor Learning Resources
Activities & Tips
- 20 Ideas to Get Kids Outside
- 13 Ways to Create Nature Experiences for Children
- Good Books for Kids
- Nature Activities for Families
- 36 Ways to Conserve Water
- Hydration Activities for Kids
- Top Ten Tips for Teaching Outside
- Tree Fun for Kids Activity Cards
- Guide for Nature Play at Home
- The Sunflower Project: 22 Art Activities for K-12
- The Sunflower Project: Interdisciplinary Curriculum for grades 8-12
Gardening with Youth
- Plants for Children's Gardens
- Designing Trees for Kids
- Composting with Kids
- National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
- Healthy Yards (Audubon)
- Garden For Wildlife (NWF)
- Kids Gardening
- Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
- UNL Extension Youth Gardening
- Cornell Garden-Based Learning
- School Gardening Resources (University of Illinois Extension)