An invasive species is any kind of organism that is not native to an ecosystem and causes harm to the environment, economy and possibly even human health. Gypsy moths, Asian longhorned beetles, emerald ash borers, and woolly adelgids are among the growing list of invasive insects that threaten U.S. forests and urban landscapes.
PLT collaborated with the Boy Scouts of America to correlate PLT activities to the requirements for many Cub Scout Adventures and Scouts BSA merit badges.
The awards acknowledge students, teachers, and administrators who reduce their school’s environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and incorporate effective sustainability education.
PLT’s Leadership in Education Award recognizes those who make significant contributions to advance PLT programs and initiatives at the state or regional level.
With PLT GreenWorks! grants, students in Alabama, Indiana and Michigan took the lead to restore, design and build nature trails, learning about ecosystems and forest health.
Thirty-two percent of the plastics produced each year flow into our oceans. Here are a few ways you can encourage your students to reflect on how much plastic they use and how they can reduce their plastic consumption to protect the environment.
These experiments, games, and activities can help students in grades K-8 learn about the effect pollution has on the environment and inspire us to make a change.
Will you be attending the NSTA conference in St. Louis, Missouri in April? Join one of our focus groups to tell us how PLT might better meet your needs and we’ll give you a $50 Amazon gift card.
Celebrate mathematics and all that is Pi using these nature-based and STEM-focused activities.
Nearly 5,000 students, from kindergarten to high school, are helping to design and lead a variety of projects to green their schools and improve forests, watersheds, and wildlife habitat.