About Us


State Symbols USA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation and conservation of our natural, historic, and cultural treasures through an interactive website providing information on state and national symbols and icons, cities, towns, parks, landmarks, local historic markers, and historic and iconic figures. State Symbols USA promotes further learning by offering teachers, home-schooling parents, students, and the general public a free, user-friendly, interactive, and shared educational resource. The organization will maintain a high-quality, classroom-appropriate website and conduct outreach to educators to expand classroom and community opportunities to participate.


Testimonials from Educators:

“I absolutely love this site. My fourth grade students are using it for project Boards and research information. It is a wonderful find.” - Gail Kopp, Pathways Academy, Marietta, GA

“HI, I loved your site ... your compilation is very useful in my classroom” - Sandra Garcia, Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Academy of the Americas, SW Detroit

"I put your site as a link to our history studies" - Mrs. Sharee Barton, 4th Grade Teacher, MMS

"I had my 4th grade students use your website to conduct research on Arizona state symbols to complete their graphic organizer for their future Microsoft PowerPoint presentation project on Arizona" - Mrs. Patti L. Rose, K-8 Technology Teacher, and Technology Mentor, Harold W. Smith Elementary

"Hi there, I am an educational outreach writer, mentor and mineralogist. Currently, I've been working on a earth science series. This week I have been working on the fossil dating inspired by my youngest nephew, who is learning about it in school. I came across your page while doing some research on fossil dating and I've been referencing it quite a bit!" - Vanessa Lebeau, Educational Outreach

"I wanted to tell you that as a student teacher working on a lesson plan for next year, your page was a great source of information." - Tabitha Brooks

"Thank you for the resource of this website. I have found it helpful in teaching my students about the culture & symbols of Michigan"  - Mr. Lee

Testimonials from General Public / Adult Learners:

"I love the layout of your State Symbols page. It's so neat and functional." - John L. Foltz, Forest Entomologist; U of Florida

"Aloha, Mahalo for compiling such an interesting and informative site.  I wish I had this on hand while I was still working as a nature preserve manager and was meeting people from all over the Mainland and the world." - Alan Hong, Honolulu, HI

"Great Resource! I wanted to shoot you an e-mail thanking you for compiling so much great information and links on your website " - Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

Disclaimer for External Links

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by State Symbols USA of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Unless otherwise specified, State Symbols USA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided with the intent of meeting the mission of State Symbols USA. Please let us know about existing external links you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links you believe ought to be included.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available from this server, neither State Symbols USA nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

State Symbols USA Nondiscrimination Policy

State Symbols USA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and State Symbols USA civil rights policies, our offices and employees are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or family/parental status.


State Symbols USA is dedicated in loving memory of June R. McKenzie.