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12 Nature Walk Activities for Earth Day (or Any Day!)

One simple way schools can observe Earth Day is to take learning outside the classroom and have students interact with their environment. Here are some activities that will ensure your nature walks are an engaging and enriching learning experience for students of all ages.

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Teaching with i-Tree

Middle and high school students discover and analyze the many ecosystem services that trees provide and calculate the dollar value of these benefits using a free, state-of-the-art online tool.

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STEM: Living With Fire

Use these STEM lessons to teach students the difference between a wildfire and a prescribed fire, and how fire can be beneficial to forests when it is planned and managed.

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STEM: Trees As Habitats

Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they explore why snags make excellent habitats for birds, mammals, insects, fungi, amphibians, and reptiles.

Student Involvement at Lee Academy: Finding Opportunities Out the Window

PLT supports place-based education. Read how one high school PLT teacher in Maine uses community-based investigations to give students opportunities to make real world decisions, meet community needs, and explore what is happening in their own neighborhoods as the foundation for learning cross-cutting concepts.

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12 Engaging Science Apps for Middle and High School Students

If you have access to tablets, there are many educational apps that you can integrate into lesson plans. We’ve pulled together 12 science apps for middle and high school students on the topics of climate change, conservation, weather, and more.