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.

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32 Examples of Camouflage in Nature

Predators and prey animals use camouflage so they don’t attract too much attention. Here are examples of color matching, disruptive coloration, self-decoration, active camouflage, and mimesis.

Summer Institutes for Teachers

This in-depth professional development includes critical thinking, lesson planning, time outdoors, and lots of resources to incorporate teaching about forests and forestry into your classroom.

The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story

The word “yoga” derives from a Sanskrit word “yuj,” meaning “to unite or integrate.” This book embodies Sanskrit’s yuj and can be used to integrate multiple discipline areas.

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Treemendous Science!

For K-2 teachers, Treemendous Science! helps young children explore, experience, and collect data to understand how trees grow, the roles trees play in ecological systems, and how humans and trees interact.