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Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Trek Across the Nation on “Home Sweet Home” Exhibit

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home. Photo Credit:  Visual Image Photography

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home. Photo Credit: Visual Image Photography

Since 2009, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl have been making the rounds from coast to coast on a green-built, interactive traveling exhibit called Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with the Forest Service.

The educational exhibit features Smokey and Woodsy inspiring children and families to discover and care for natural resources. Visitors are led into imaginary woodland and urban settings where children learn to be explorers and caretakers of the land. Hands-on activities underscore the importance of protecting forest ecosystems and highlight ways to reduce, reuse and recycle valuable resources.

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home. Photo Credit:  Visual Image Photography

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home. Photo Credit: Visual Image Photography

Features of the exhibit include:

  • A canopy setting that is home for animals and insects
  • Ranger station with log cabin
  • Woodsy Owl’s puppet tree
  • Campsite with safety messages
  • Fire lookout tower

The exhibit has traveled through numerous states and may be coming to a location near you.

For more information on the exhibit and renting it for a venue, contact:  exhibits@bbcmkids.org or call 414-390-KIDS, ext. 239.

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