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The Young Forests issue features a photo of an eastern cottontail by Thomas D. Lindsay

Hey Kids!

Welcome to Conservationist for Kids, the nature and environment magazine for kids in New York State. Every issue contains information and activities about New York State's environment, and ways to explore outside.

Conservationist for Kids has been published since 2007, and is written to fourth grade curriculum standards. Currently published in February, April, and October, each issue is included as an insert in Conservationist magazine, and is also mailed free of charge to every public fourth grade class in New York State.

To find a specific topic or issue, see the index page. Check out the activity sheets, resources, and links to websites that relate to each issue by choosing the appropriate links from the left side of this page.

To receive Conservationist for Kids at home, you can order a subscription to Conservationist magazine. Conservationist for Kids is not available as a stand-alone subscription on an individual basis.

Attention Fourth Grade Teachers
Each issue of Conservationist for Kids is distributed, free of charge, to all public school fourth grade classes in New York State. Teachers receive a class set of 30 copies of Conservationist for Kids, plus a one-page teacher supplement. If you are a fourth-grade teacher in a public school in New York State and are not already receiving Conservationist for Kids for use in your classroom, please contact us.