PLT celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we teamed up with Earth Day Network, Project WET, and Project WILD to share our available education resources to celebrate Earth Day and advance climate education.

Recommended Reading: Islandborn

This book is a celebration of diversity, reminding young readers, 5-8 years, that we are living links between the past and the present. What can knowing about your history teach you about your future? Read Islandborn to find out!

Activities to Do With Children at Home

With schools around the world temporarily closing to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, we’ve assembled this list of (free!) PLT activities that you can do at home—both inside and close-by in a safe space outside.

Evergreen trees in winter

How Evergreens Provide a Winter Oasis for Wildlife

Evergreens provide food and shelter for animals facing harsh winter conditions. Learn how animals use evergreen trees as food and shelter, and use these ideas to bring your students outdoors in winter and observe wildlife.

White arctic fox against a white snowy background

How Plants and Animals Prepare for Winter

As the temperature outside begins to drop, noticeable changes take place all around us. All living things, including humans, must adapt to their environment in order to survive. Let’s take a closer look at how plants and animals prepare for winter.

Producer

STEM: Nature’s Recyclers

Decomposers live off dead material and recycle nutrients into the soil for reuse by plants. These STEM activities teach students about producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Illuminate Your Science Class with Glow-in-the-Dark Experiments and Activities

Some animals, insects, and organisms have evolved to produce light for various reasons. Capture your students’ curiosity and love of learning by using bioluminescence as a springboard into the world of luminescence. There are many ways of adapting glow-in-the-dark lessons to a variety of subjects and grade levels.

A Day in a Forested Wetland

Introduce biodiversity to young readers through this nonfiction picture book that explores a typical day for animals that call a soggy forest home.

Go to Bat for Bats This October

Bat Week is Oct 24-Oct 31! Use these free activities to celebrate and teach kids about the important role bats play in nature.