Teaching and Learning Ecologically

Education is my passion, and I am fortunate to enjoy it as a career. As Manager of Education Programs with the Project Learning Tree (PLT) national office in Washington, D.C., I help create PLT’s PreK-12 activities and design professional development programs for educators. For nearly a decade, I have been immersed in the field of environmental education.

Bringing Nature into the Classroom

Learn how students at this urban school in Newark, NJ brought nature indoors to improve air quality, connect with science lessons, and develop their leadership skills.


Exploring Forestry as a Career

A female forester explains what the life of a forester actually entails and how she inspires students to explore jobs that will take them outside.

Outstanding Educator
Sara Forness

Sara Forness is an environmental science and field biology teacher at West Fargo High School in North Dakota who helps students interact with the community.

Outstanding Educator
Matthew Schnabel

Matthew (Matt) Schnabel, a science teacher at White Knoll High School in Lexington, South Carolina, uses PLT to teach AP Environmental Science and other courses.

Outstanding Educator
Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson teaches mathematics at New Britain High School, Connecticut. He uses environment-based problems in his lessons and helps students make data-driven decisions.