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Learning Landscapes

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"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.


In the Spotlight

 Cover of the 2013 Update

New Education, Interpretation, and Youth Program Update

BLM has just published a new update on our programs. The report is a summary of the BLM's accomplishments in education, interpretation, and youth involvement. The report includes activities of BLM's "Hands on the Land" sites, visitor outreach, and career pathways, with detailed data on state programs.  The update has information on more than 30 featured programs as well as sidebars on social media, Project Archaeology, the Artist-in-Residence program, and Junior Explorer booklets.  Click here to download a copy of the 8-page update.

 Climate Change Webcasts

The U.S. Forest Service and the Prince William Network are offering a series of webcasts, webinars, and online resources on the topic of climate change.  Webinars will be offered beginning in September 2013.  The ClimateChangeLIVE electronic field trips are a way to learn about climate change science directly from climate experts and educators and to have the chance to interact with them during the ClimateChangeLIVE webcasts and on social media. The website also has an "Educator's Toolkit" with a variety of documents on climate change and other education resources.  For more information, select this link.

BLM Director Signs Strategy Memorandum

BLM Director Mike Pool and Carl RountreeCarl Rountree, BLM Assistant Director for NLCS and Community Partnerships, displays the newly published BLM Education, Interpretation, and Youth Engagement National Strategy while Acting BLM Director Mike Pool signs the Instruction Memorandum (IM) formally distributing it to BLM Field Offices. The IM serves as a "go-ahead" for field offices to begin implementation of action items related to BLM Education, Interpretation, and Youth Programs. Acting Director Pool also contributed a letter of support to the strategy document itself, emphasizing the importance and impacts of the programs it will guide for the next five years. For more information on the strategy, select this link . (Photo by M. Tisdale, February 26, 2013)   

Junior Explorer Activity Guide: Wild Horses and Burros

Junior Explorer Activity Guide on Wild Horses and Burros

BLM’s Junior Explorer program helps introduce young explorers to the lands and resources that the BLM manages. The latest publication,  Wild Horses and Burros,  focuses on these living symbols of the American West.  Students can work through the activities on their own or invite a parent or an adult to join in the fun. The guide includes the Junior Explorer pledge, a certificate, and additional information about wild horses and burros on the public lands.
Activities include:
  • Horses, Burros, and Humans: A Long History;
  • Roaming the Range: Where Do Wild Horses and Burros Live?;
  • Brrr!! Freezemark Identification; and
  • Tips for Interacting with Wild Horses and Burros
To download a PDF version of the activity book, select this link .  For more information about this and other Junior Explorer materials, select this link.

Artist in residence posterArtist-in-Residence Posters

Learn how artists are creating artwork on the public lands. 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 BLM. As part of the program, BLM is producing posters of the artwork done last summer at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado.   More>> 


Youth and the BLM

Youth participating in a BLM sponsored excursion 

Looking to the future, BLM’s youth initiatives feature a variety of programs that engage, educate, and inspire.

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.

 LET'S MOVE Outside

LET'S MOVE Outside Logo

Moving outside is a fun, easy, and affordable way for families to get physically active and stay healthy.