Education Program Teaches Kids About Animals and Their Environments

Date(s) - September 23, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Wayne National Forest’s Wild Weekend Discovery series continues with Move Over Rover, an activity from Project Wild that teaches kids about diverse ecosystems and the animals that live there.

Join us for this fun lesson about why different animals live in the environments that they do! This exciting one-hour educational program is free and designed for children in preschool through 5th grade.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters, located off State Route 33 between The Plains and Nelsonville. Space is limited to 20 children, so please pre-register by calling (740) 753-0542.

 For more information, visit our website at Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter @waynenationalfs and Facebook.

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes twenty states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota.  There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit

The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit

Wayne National Forest Headquarters