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Middle School Resources

Smokey’s Wildfire Prevention Detectives

A complete language arts and science curriculum for grades 6–8. Students take on the role of forensic investigators in this program designed for the science/Earth science classroom. The program will reinforce critical thinking, speaking & writing, scientific inquiry, collaborative learning, and research skills in language arts, social studies, science & technical subjects, and health/safety.

These materials were created in 2007 and linked to the appropriate national education standards, Core Curriculum standards and North American Association of Environmental Education standards at the time of their development. Those standards may have changed, but the learning objectives remain the same, as outlined here.

Educator & Activity Guides

Introduction to program objectives and components, along with activities for learning about wildfire and prevention methods.

Additional Activities and Resources

Smokey Campfire Safety Checklist

English (Color PDF, 2 pages) | Spanish (Color PDF, 2 pages)

Smokey Bear Activity Book

Various wildfire learning materials.

B&W PDF (3 pages)

Smokey Bear Kids' Poster

Full-color poster perfect for the classroom.

Color PDF (1 page)

More Smokey Education Materials and Resources for Purchase

Visit the US Forest Service National Symbols Cache to purchase Smokey Bear wildfire prevention materials for your classroom. The site also contains Woodsy Owl conservation education materials.

National Symbols Cache

Additional wildfire prevention educational materials and products are available in the National Association of State Foresters store.

National Association of State Foresters