Program. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
recognizes the importance of working with partners in the
community through building relationships that will help
conserve fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats.
Our outreach program serves to link the work of the USFWS
to the community and help connect people to nature by providing
opportunities for citizens to take part in protecting our
Connecting People with Nature. Our goal is to get people to go outdoors and experience for themselves the joys of nature. It can be found in the parks, forests, beaches, and mountains of our beautiful region, and it's as nearby as your own neighborhood and your own backyard.
Discover the bees, hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, moths, and others on this poster. BeeSmart™ tools are available to help you S.H.A.R.E. your own pollinator discoveries. The Wonder of Discovery – Pollinators All Around 2013 poster debuts pollinator scenes artist- Carolyn Vibbert.
It's an app!
The Bee Smart™ Pollinator Gardener is your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area.
Follow our new blog to see some what others are doing and discovering:
The new blog,Faces of Nature, is hosted and narrated by USFWS Summer Intern Meghan Kearney. Enjoy beautiful photos of Oregon's landscape and read stories of the many ways that people are connecting with nature.
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Become part of the Connecting People with Nature community on Facebook. Check in with us to learn about getting out!
Get the national perspective on USFWS'
Connecting People with Nature. Let's Go Outside!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Education to help your school be recognized for being green with the Green Ribbon Award program. The Department recently announced the pilot U.S. Green Ribbon School award program honoring schools that have taken steps to green their campuses including their buildings and grounds. By participating in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Schoolyard Habitat Program, not only will you be creating homes for wildlife and educational spaces for students you will also be eligible to apply for the Green Ribbon School award.
Our Schoolyard Habitat program helps schools Initiate, Create and Incorporate wildlife habitat projects that are also used as outdoor classrooms. Teachers are able to enhance standard curriculum that align with federal and state education goals and mandates, while improving students skills in core subjects such as science, math, reading, and language arts.
share our technical expertise and educational resources with
local groups and organizations by serving on steering committees
and outreach teams. The following are some of the community
organizations with which we collaborate:
In response to numerous requests from educators looking for resources on endangered species, we have produced a booklet titled: We Share One Place: Endangered Species of Oregon. The material is geared to grades 4 through 7.
Though a wealth of information on the topic exists, we determined what was lacking was a comprehensive piece focused on the species in our own backyard. To round out the content, we included an "outdoor science adventure" component which we believe will help students relate more personally to the subject.
The booklets are free of charge. If you are interested in receiving a set of the booklets to use in your classroom, please contact Nancy Pollot at 503-231-6179 or via email.