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.
Get to know the guide! Project Learning Tree’s Director of Curriculum, Jackie Stallard shares how our new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide was developed and details some of the new features designed for flexible instruction.
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.
Can one little hideaway be a home to a host of woodland creatures? Learn about a Russian folk tale and encourage early learning along the way.
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.
Our Pocket Guide: Seeds to Trees is a great stocking stuffer gift idea for educators, group leaders, parents and grandparents to introduce young children ages 3–6 to nature through trees and forests. At just 4 by 6 inches, it’s small enough to fit into a pocket or backpack. Purchase now in time for the holidays!
Working with natural materials helps students form deeper connections with the outside world. Try these holiday craft ideas using natural materials.
PLT’s hands-on activity collections offers fun and multi-disciplinary activities that connect youth in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 to nature and the outdoors.
Colorado PLT Coordinator Danielle Ardrey shares how to adapt the PLT Activity “The Closer You Look” for remote instruction. Students will go outdoors or view pictures to take a closer look at trees and their parts.
Sensational Trees is the second in a new series of theme-based PLT activity collections. It features three PLT activities for educators of students in grades K-2 that invite young learners to investigate trees using their senses.