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PLT Releases New Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide

Project Learning Tree has released a new curriculum guide to engage kindergarten through grade 8 students in exploring their environment. It includes 50 field-tested, hands-on activities that integrate investigations of nature with science, math, English language arts, and social studies using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations.

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Celebrating National Park Week

April 17 – 25, 2021 is National Park Week! Celebrate this annual week-long celebration by teaching your students about national parks and encouraging the exploration of these culturally and historically significant areas.

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Earth Day 2021 – Restore the Earth With Native Plants

The theme of Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth.” Explore the differences between native, non-native, and invasive plants; how invasive plants threaten the environment and why native plants sustain it — and what your classroom can do to get involved.

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STEM: How Big Is Your Tree?

Big trees are amazing! While the height of tall trees can be difficult to comprehend, the diameter is something a bit more tangible to try and get your “arms around.” Use these STEM strategies to investigate the science of measurement, engineered wood, and the value of Pi.

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Making It Easy To Learn About Forests

Engage middle school aged youth in learning about trees, forests, and sustainable forest management and help grow the next generation of environmental stewards with Learn About Forests, which includes 12 free, hands-on activities to use with ages 10 to 16.

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Innovative Ways to Create More Urban Green Spaces

Creating more green spaces can not only add natural beauty to cities, but it can also improve the health and well-being of its residents. Get your students inspired to add green spaces to urban areas.

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Winter-Themed STEM Activities

The cold winter season provides many opportunities to add fun and interesting STEM activities to your lesson plans. Here are some ideas to get you started.