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Theodore Roosevelt's

Outdoor Adventures

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Theodore Roosevelt  always loved being outside. As a boy, he collected tadpoles, sketched birds, observed ants, and took notes  about everything he saw. And when he couldn’t get outdoors, he explored nature through books. When he grew up, he never lost this curiosity and love for nature. He visited natural wonders all around the country and all over the world.

As President of the United States, he made conservation a top priority. He worked to preserve our nation’s wilderness and wildlife for future generations. His actions protected about 230 million acres in national parks, monuments, forests, and wildlife refuges.

Portrait of young TR, alongside a page from his journal showing a drawing and notes about the blackfish.

A page from young Roosevelt's natural history journal

Let’s go exploring!

There’s so much to discover with just your eyes! Choose one of these places that Roosevelt visited and protected as president. Or download the printable field journal and observe your own favorite outdoor spot.

"...read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature." 

—THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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Download & Print

Use this field journal to go on your own outdoor adventure!

Image Credits:

Theodore Roosevelt illustration, Edwardian Taylor.