Outstanding Educator
Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Science Teacher for the elementary, middle, and high schools in Jay, Maine.

Outstanding Educator
Diane St. Jean

Diane St. Jean teaches reading at Barrington Middle School in Barrington, New Hampshire, where she uses PLT to connect her students to their local forest.

Students Across the Country Exchange Forests

A foundation of PLT’s broad-based curriculum is support and enrichment of a variety of teaching and learning opportunities for teachers and students alike.  PLT activities …


Why Teach Outside?

Nature helps children’s development–intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. Studies show that teaching outdoors produces student gains in social studies, science, language arts and math.

Butterfly Gardens Come to Life

Sixteen schools across the country participated in the MonarchLIVE project to build butterfly gardens. Here are the stories of three of those schools.


Lab Coats Paint a Thousand Words

Create your own painted lab coats! These powerful visual tools engage students in learning about science and the environment.