Climate change may be the single biggest challenge that faces our planet today. PLT has several resources for middle and high school students to explore both the scientific and the social aspects of climate change.
Evergreens provide food and shelter for animals facing harsh winter conditions. Learn how animals use evergreen trees as food and shelter, and use these ideas to bring your students outdoors in winter and observe wildlife.
Green jobs represent one of the fastest growing and changing segments of the global economy and Project Learning Tree has a new resource for helping youth ages 12-25 explore green careers in forestry and conservation.
As the temperature outside begins to drop, noticeable changes take place all around us. All living things, including humans, must adapt to their environment in order to survive. Let’s take a closer look at how plants and animals prepare for winter.
From cleaning and planting to painting and programming, towns and cities rely on community stewards to help take care of and utilize local parks. Find out how students in Santa Cruz, California and Madisonville, Louisiana worked with their local community to maintain and beautify parks in their neighborhood.
As a 7th grade Environmental Science teacher, I often turn to PLT for ideas and inspiration. So when my state adopted new environmental science content and guidelines earlier this year, I took a deep breath and opened my trustworthy PreK-8 Guide for inspiration. It’s helped me through previous curriculum and standards changes in years past, and not surprisingly, I found more than 15 engaging activities to strongly correlate with the new state guidelines.
Decomposers live off dead material and recycle nutrients into the soil for reuse by plants. These STEM activities teach students about producers, consumers, and decomposers.
Suitable for use with youth aged 12-25, four hands-on instructional activities help youth research different forest-sector jobs, and practice managing and monitoring forest resources. Can be used in settings ranging from community youth programs and school classrooms, to college and career prep, to field trips and forest tours to help youth discover careers in sustainable forestry and conservation.
Some animals, insects, and organisms have evolved to produce light for various reasons. Capture your students’ curiosity and love of learning by using bioluminescence as a springboard into the world of luminescence. There are many ways of adapting glow-in-the-dark lessons to a variety of subjects and grade levels.
A group of high school students in Colorado are analyzing the environmental impacts of goat browsing as a form of wildfire mitigation.