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.
Incorporating art projects into a lesson plan about temperate deciduous forests is a great way to make learning fun. Using recycled and waste materials can make these projects more eco-friendly.
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.
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.
Designed to be easy for teachers to access and use, these self-contained units of instruction are fully online.
Earth Day is about raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet and taking action. Use these activities to inspire your students to take action this Earth Day, and every day.
Children selected an animal found in their community’s garden to research. They created beautiful mosaics of their chosen animal for a permanent outdoor art exhibit.
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.
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.
Give “reduce, reuse, recycle” a whole new meaning by incorporating this concept into many subject areas. Many of these hands-on project ideas can be adapted for any grade.