History of Smokey Bear
Learn about the history of the friendly face of forest management! Smokey Bear has been a huge part of the Forest Service since 1944 and his message is still remembered today. But what more do you know about Smokey? Did you know that he was a real bear? How has his message changed as we have learned more about the forests in the United States? Is his message still relevant today? Learn about the history of Smokey Bear with Naturalist Emma Lorusso.
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.