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.
Sixteen schools across the country participated in the MonarchLIVE project to build butterfly gardens. Here are the stories of three of those schools.
Create your own painted lab coats! These powerful visual tools engage students in learning about science and the environment.
Project Learning Tree activities are excellent tools to teach life skills. At a summer leadership camp in Georgia, students learned about leadership, teamwork, and volunteerism.
Joy Cowart uses PLT to teach language arts and English as a second language to grades 6-12 at Lowndes County Schools in Valdosta, Georgia.
As Gifted Specialist at Westlawn Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara Murphy teaches environmental education and Spanish and conducts enrichment classes.
Krissy Varness teaches math and science to sixth graders at DePoali Middle School in Reno, Nevada. She is responsible for much of Nevada PLT’s rejuvenation.
Amber Hodges is a project associate for the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Roanoke, Virginia, who provides programming to about 1,800 K–12 students per year.
Students restore an area near the Little Susitna River in Alaska to help prevent the area from becoming threatened.
Beatrice (Bea) Long teaches eighth grade science at Seabrook Intermediate School, Seabrook, Texas, and is a science teacher mentor at the Environmental Institute of Houston.