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Learning Landscapes

Play...Learn...Work...and Serve on America's Public Lands!

"Learning Landscapes" showcases exciting events, opportunities, and resources on America’s Public Lands. Visit the links below and discover what the BLM has to offer to educators, students, visitors, partners and volunteers.

New: Habitats and Wildlife Teaching Guide

Habitats and Wildlife, the new BLM middle school teaching guide, helps students understand the importance of habitat conservation, how changes to habitats health affect wildlife, and how the BLM monitors and promotes healthy habitats. The four-activity unit concludes with students designing an experiment based on their research of Western wildlife and habitats in the preceding activities. The unit is designed for middle school students, but it can also be adapted for the high school and upper elementary levels. The activities offer students speaking, research, and teaching roles as they progress through the unit. To download a copy, select this link.

2015 Update on Our Programs

TConnecting People to their Public Lands 2015he Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships is pleased to announce the availability of Connecting People to Their Public Lands: An Update on BLM Education, Interpretation, Volunteer, and Youth Employment Activities 2015. This publication presents narrative overviews of selected BLM accomplishments in the areas of education, interpretation, volunteers, and youth involvement. It also includes Fiscal Year 2014 statistics on BLM programs that support the Secretary of the Interior's "four pillars" of youth/public engagement: PLAY, LEARN, SERVE, and WORK.

The update highlights outstanding education and engagement programs for students, lifetime learners, and the general public, demonstrating the BLM's commitment to bringing meaningful programs to larger and increasingly diverse audiences. Special 2-page spreads highlight the many programs and projects in each BLM State Office.  Profiles of youth employment projects emphasize the important role that young people are playing in the management of public land resources. To download a copy of the report, click on the cover image or select this link.


Explore, Investigate &  Discover Native Plants


“Native Plants” is the first subject area for a new series of BLM educational publications entitled "Explore, Investigate, Discover.”  These materials address topics related to the programs and mission of the BLM, and are targeted to learners ranging from young children to adults.  For each topic, the BLM will produce a suite of three publications for different audiences. Junior Explorer activity books offer information, paper-and-pencil activities, and puzzles for younger children.  Classroom Investigations present lessons and activities for secondary school teachers to incorporate into classroom instruction. Lastly, Discovery publications offer more in-depth information suitable for lifelong learners and public lands visitors.


Artist in Residence PosterThe national BLM Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program creates a structure to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of the BLM’s landscapes with the public through the world of art. The BLM Artist-in-Residence Program provides artistic and educational opportunities that promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historic resources on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Learn how artists are creating artwork on the public lands, including several wilderness areas. More>>


Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park 

BLM is joining other land management agencies in a new initiative to help help fourth graders see America's natural wonders and historic sites for free. More>>

To find out about other BLM youth initiatives, select this link.

Activities Database

Database Search

Investigate our public lands with your students through the BLM's collection of standards-based activities, units, and comprehensive curricula. Our teaching resources database allows you to search by subject, topic, or grade level. More >>

Junior Explorers and Rangers

Junior Explorer logo

BLM Junior Explorers and Rangers can discover the wonders of public lands with some special activities on dozens of sites.  More>>

Take It Outside!

Participant in a Take It Outside program

The BLM’s "Take It Outside!" program promotes and supports outdoor activities and experiences for children on the public lands. More>>