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National Environmental Education Week 2021

EE Week (April 19-23) is the nation’s largest annual celebration of environmental education. Bookmark these resources to help students celebrate each day, learn about nature, and their connection to the environment.

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21 Tree Art Projects for Young Learners

We’ve gathered a variety of art projects for Preschool through Grade 2 children involving handprints, mosaics, found objects such as sticks and leaves, and repurposed materials such as egg cartons to get students excited and thinking about trees.

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Cyberchase Workshop with PLT

PLT recently joined PBS’s Cyberchase for a 20-minute Workshop on Facebook Live that demonstrated the many fun ways children and their families can take inspiration from nature to create My Tree Journal pages adapted from our new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide’s Adopt a Tree activity.

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PLT Releases New Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide

Project Learning Tree has released a new curriculum guide to engage kindergarten through grade 8 students in exploring their environment. It includes 50 field-tested, hands-on activities that integrate investigations of nature with science, math, English language arts, and social studies using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations.

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Earth Day 2021 – Restore the Earth With Native Plants

The theme of Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth.” Explore the differences between native, non-native, and invasive plants; how invasive plants threaten the environment and why native plants sustain it — and what your classroom can do to get involved.

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Winter-Themed STEM Activities

The cold winter season provides many opportunities to add fun and interesting STEM activities to your lesson plans. Here are some ideas to get you started.