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National Environmental Education Week 2021

EE Week (April 19-23) is the nation’s largest annual celebration of environmental education. Bookmark these resources to help students celebrate each day, learn about nature, and their connection to the environment.

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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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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.

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STEM: Visit a Place Where

What measurable effect does a visit to a favorite park or green space have on you? These STEM enrichment ideas for one of PLT’s popular activities will take your students outdoors to learn more about a local park or open space near them, and how they might conduct a scientific research experiment to determine the ways in which being outside can improve a person’s mood, health, and wellness.