Our collaborations allow us to reach a wider audience and offer more educational opportunities to our guests.
US Forest Service
FIND has over five decades of working with the US Forest Service as a trusted partner at several sites in North Carolina and Kentucky. We have operated as a concessionaire on sites in Georgia and Indiana for over a decade as well. Significant strides have been made in capital improvements, signage, technology, marketing, communications, outreach, DEI and educational offerings across the sites we manage, in both roles; as partner or as concessionaire. What sets FIND apart is that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we ensure bottom line revenues, entrance fees, and camping revenues get reinvested back into the sites for the benefit of the public. Our mission is to ensure these special sites are available for generations to come. We serve the public and operate exclusively for our exempt purposes to promote educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources and natural history. All of the earnings, as well as any grants and donations received, go back to the sites we manage.
National Park Service
FIND has spent the last two years working with the National Park Service as a trusted contract holder at the Northwest Trading Post along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. What sets FIND apart is that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we ensure bottom line revenues generated at the Northwest Trading Post get reinvested back into the site for the benefit of the public. Our mission is to ensure that this special site is available for generations to come. We serve the public and operate exclusively for our exempt purposes to promote educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources and natural history. All of the earnings, as well as any grants and donations received, go back to the sites we manage.
Natural Inquirer is a free science education journal written for middle through high school age students. FIND Outdoors is proud to partner with US Forest Service and The University of Georgia to provide high quality science journals.
The Natural Inquirer is designed for High School and Middle School, while the Investi-gator is designed for upper elementary students. All materials are perfect for a classroom teacher looking to supplement their classroom materials, a homeschool setting or families and individuals looking to engage in a meaningful way with outdoor information
Smokey Bear has been the USDA Forest Service’s symbol for wildfire prevention and forest conservation for nearly 80 years. We at FIND celebrate our 51-year partnership with the USDA Forest Service by recognizing Smokey Bear’s educational contributions to wildfire prevention on our public lands. Each August we celebrate his birthday in an effort to honor his dedication to forest conservation.
Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!” Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club invites children ages 4 to 7 to explore the natural world with their trusted adult and a FIND naturalist. Programs are 1.5 hours long and include reading a story, hands-on activities, games and a craft.
Leave No Trace
FIND Outdoors is proud to partner with Leave No Trace to introduce and reinforce the 7 Leave No Trace Principles through the power of science, education and stewardship to each of the sites we manage through unique programming and resources for the visiting public. Members of our Education Team are certified Leave No Trace trainers and educators.