Children selected an animal found in their community’s garden to research. They created beautiful mosaics of their chosen animal for a permanent outdoor art exhibit.
Young students don’t need to wait until they’re older to make a difference. Here are 13 inspiring stories that show what’s possible when young environmentalists take action.
Building school gardens, reconstructing running trails, creating maple sugar. Highlights from projects funded by Project Learning Tree’s GreenWorks! grants program.
“Students for Sustainability” are working to reduce the carbon footprint of their high school and community in Washington State. In a relatively short amount of time, they’ve already revitalized local reforestation efforts.
An after-school outdoors educational program is teaching children ages 7-12 about biodiversity and the ecology of their local wetland and prairie.
Students in grades 4 through 8, along with community volunteers and supporters, came together to plant a native prairie and plant demonstration garden.
Exploring Mars while recycling on Earth, composting in the classroom, creating a wildlife garden. These are some highlights from service-learning projects funded by GreenWorks! grants.
Invasive species are degrading natural ecosystems across the country. As a science teacher at Carmichaels High School in Pennsylvania, I wanted to design a service-learning …
Technology is an entry tool that can make learning about the natural world exciting and fun. Students used technology to create a digital interpretive guide for a local trail in Maine.
Environmental awareness permeates Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School, a pre-K through fourth-grade school in Omaha.
A dedicated Tree Farmer, who has welcomed fourth-graders on her land for more than 20 years, ponders how to connect the next generation with nature.
This charter school in Navajo Nation relies on age-old and cutting-edge learning practices.
It’s important to teach students the impact pollinators have on our lives. Here are pollinator projects created by students of all ages.
Planning and tending a garden is an avenue for all students to build character and gain skills. It allows special needs students have the opportunity to expand their capabilities in a collaborative, hands-on setting.
After completing a self-guided Meditation Nature Trail, high school students took on a bigger project. They created a permanent, interactive station to teach visitors about interconnectedness in nature.
“As Trees Grow, We Grow!” was the theme created by ten students from South Tahoe High School who volunteered to create a presentation for the …
A new volunteer program at Long Island Children’s Museum trains teens to become museum educators. The volunteers develop interactive nature and science programming for children and adults.
Students restore an area near the Little Susitna River in Alaska to help prevent the area from becoming threatened.
Litter is a pandemic problem on the island of St. Croix, so local high school students organized a series of “Service Saturdays” to combine a litter clean-up with environmental activities.