Summer Reading List

From informative nonfiction reads to silly fictional tales, this list separated by grade level will help kids–and adults–stay on top of their reading.


Summer Programs for Educators

Every summer, PLT programs across the country offer multi-day teachers’ tours and week-long forestry institutes. Learn more about what to expect and find a tour.

Outstanding Educator
Susan Snyder

Susan Snyder creates and leads programs for K-12 students in ecology and soil science at Ogden Nature Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Outstanding Educator
Kevin Doran

Kevin Doran, a natural science educator with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, uses PLT as a cornerstone of his programs with children.

Outstanding Educator
David Shelley

David Shelley works to improve the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of forests and rivers as the education coordinator at Congaree National Park, Hopkins, South Carolina.