Smokey Bear has been the USDA Forest Service’s ambassador for wildfire prevention and forest conservation for nearly 80 years.
Read the story of Smokey Bear and how he became a national icon, and learn a few facts about his life as a bear!
Looking for things to do with your kids or class about Smokey? Check out these Elementary School resources, which are chock full of activity guides, videos, coloring sheets and a full educator’s guide.
For the older kids, check out these Middle School resources that focus on wildfire learning materials, proper campfire etiquette, activities and more.
Learn the proper way to build, maintain and extinguish a campfire while on the trail or in a campground.
Use this list of campfire rules as a guideline every time you’re on the trail or preparing a nice, hot fire for s’mores or hotdogs!
Thinking about starting a bonfire in the back yard or burning some branches and leaves? Check out this step-by-step guide on backyard burning to keep your house, your neighborhood, and yourself safe.
Help Smokey prevent future wildfires by stopping the fire before it even starts.