Tread Lightly!’s Educational Materials for Kids

Here at Tread Lightly! we have asked ourselves how we can best ensure responsible and sustainable recreation in America’s great outdoors for generations to come. One of the solutions we’ve discovered is to teach the upcoming generation of recreationists to be good stewards from the start!

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To assist in this endeavor, Tread Lightly! offers a myriad of educational materials for kids. With help from our Kid’s squirrel mascot, Lightfoot®, and you, we are sure to make a difference for future generations.

Check out some of our online materials:

Elementary Curriculum

“On the Right Trail” – A Guide to Safety, Etiquette, and Ethics in Outdoor Recreation

Lightfoot’s Coloring Book

Hiking Checklist

Lightfoot’s Story

You can also purchase materials from our online store:

Lightfoot’s Coloring Book

Lightfoot Pencils

Lightfoot Tatoos

Keep an eye on our website for upcoming updates to our kids section. See you outside!


About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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