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Why Teach Outside in Winter?

Teaching outside year-round is a rewarding experience for students of all ages. Teachers in Maine share how to make winter outdoor learning safe and fun.

Top 10 Benefits of Environmental Education

Enthusiasm for learning. Empowered to make a difference. Improved health and academic performance. Just some of the benefits of EE for youth, educators, schools, communities.

Nature Recycles, How About You?

Use this book with grades K-5 to explore how animals in different habitats use recycled material to build homes, protect themselves, and nourish their bodies.

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Hey, Little Ant

To squish or not to squish? This heart-warming story of a conversation between a boy and a little ant encourages children to consider other perspectives.

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Mud

This children’s book offers an ode to muddy feet, brown earth, and new grass…perfect for exploring the wonders spring brings!

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Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

This children’s book offers a lesson in self discovery and acceptance. Learn more about this resource and what PLT activities it can be used with.

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Autumnblings

This children’s book explores the colors, events, and emotions that the fall season brings. Learn more about this resource and the PLT activities it supports.

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Pablo’s Tree

Storybooks are a great way to capture children’s interest in the environment. Check out this book—and some ways to tie it to PLT activities.

Outstanding Educator
Karen Mack

Karen, a Co-Director at Aleph Academy who teaches at the University of Nevada in Reno, has trained thousands of educators in PLT workshops.