Experience the Forest

Connect with educators and classrooms across the country who are using the
Finding My Forest curriculum and stay up to date with the U.S Forest Service!

Welcome to the iForest Network!

iForest Network Goggle Map

Add your "pin" to our iForest Network Google Map and connect your students to a network of classrooms that are experiencing our nation's forests.

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Get started in minutes!

If you don't already have a classroom blog, it's easy to create one! There are many different blogging software platforms. EduBlog is a platform designed specifically for, and by, educators to host school, classroom, and student blogs.

  • To create your own EduBlog, just follow the tutorials! EduBlog provides written and pictorial tutorials that can be read online or downloaded in a .pdf file. These tutorials cover all of the features of an EduBlog and how to manage and use each one.
  • Or, jumpstart your experience by watching one of the EduBlog video tutorials. These video tutorials highlight some of the most important features of EduBlogs, including an introduction to blogging with EduBlog, writing and posting pages, customizing your design and configuring your settings.

Linking your blog to the iForest Network Google Map

  • In order to use the iForest Network Google map, you first must have a Google account. If you don’t
    already have a Google account or want to create a new iForest Google account for your classroom you
    can sign up here.
  • To add your classroom blog to the iForest Google map, click on the map above.
  • Click on the edit button in the upper left column. (You must be signed in to your Google account to see the edit button). Then, zoom in on the map to find the location of your school.
  • Click on the “Add a Placemark” icon an place your icon for your school. Fill in your school name. In the description box, fill in your school address, followed by the web address of your classroom blog.
    Then select OK.
  • Be sure to hit the “Done” button in the upper left column.
  • Congratulations, you are now part of our iForest Network.
  • If you would like to learn more about Google maps check out the user’s guide.

Stay connected with the USDA Forest Service.

Joining the iForest Network is easy!

1) Create an iForest blog with your students and begin to share the wonderful things your students are doing in forests with the rest of the iForest Network around the country.

2) Link your blog to the iForest Network Google Map.

3) Begin sharing your stories with other schools across the US.

Finding My Forest Toolbox

Find a Forest
Online Field Guides by Zipcode
Arbor Day Foundation "What Tree is That?"
Where's Woodsy Owl?
Tree Benefits Calculator
"It was not that the jagged precipices were lofty, that the encircling woods were the dimmest shade, or that the waters were profoundly deep; but that over all, rocks, wood, and water, brooded the spirit of repose, and the silent energy of nature stirred the soul to its inmost depths."

- Thomas Cole
US Forest ServiceAd Council