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.

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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.

Outstanding Educator
Kathleen Yeloushan

Kathleen Yeloushan is an education coordinator at Renaissance High School in Clarkston, Michigan, and works to provide PLT training for all local science educators.

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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.

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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.