Celebrate Smokey’s 75 years of wildland fire prevention!
Smokey Bear celebrates his 75th year of wildland fire prevention this summer. To celebrate, celebrities like Stephen Colbert, Al Roker, and Jeff Foxworthy have lent their voices to help spread Smokey’s message: “Only you can prevent wildfires.”
Learn more about Smokey’s history, find wildland fire prevention tips, children’s activities, and watch historical public service announcements alongside the new PSAs on Smokey Bear’s website: https://www.smokeybear.com/en (en español: https://www.smokeybear.com/es).
Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday with us!
- Many forests and partners will host “Smokey’s 75th birthday” events this summer. To find special events in your area as they are scheduled, check out https://www.smokeybear75th.org/.
- Students in grades 4-8 are invited to take part in a special “Smokey Bear LIVE!” learning event this fall. Find details at https://www.smokeybear75th.org/event/smokey-bear-live/.
- Visit the Mt. Baker Ranger District offices on Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest June 3-16 to see historical Smokey Bear artwork on display (via replicas on loan from the National Agricultural Library). Details: https://www.smokeybear75th.org/event/historic-smokey-portraits-on-display-at-mt-baker-snoqualmie-national-forest/.
- Individuals, groups, and classrooms are invited to take part in Smokey Bear’s 75th Anniversary Birthday Banner Challenge on social media! Find out more, at https://www.smokeybear75th.org/event/smokey-bear-birthday-banner-challenge/.
Source information: USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council