Activity: Web of Life

By creating a physical web, learners model the interconnectedness of organisms in an ecosystem.

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Activity: What’s In a Label?

Forest certification is one way to ensure that forests are sustainably managed. Learners discuss environmental, economic, and social criteria for certification.

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Activity: Who Works In This Forest?

Learners discover a range of forest-related careers that help to maintain forest ecosystems and ensure that forest products are sustainably produced.

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Activities to Do With Children Outdoors

Spending time outside is one way we can boost our resiliency while quarantining at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Bookmark a few of these free PLT family activities to try in your backyard, at a local park or trail, or another nearby safe space outdoors.

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7th-9th Grade Activities for Budding Environmental Scientists

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.

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Teaching with i-Tree Family Activities

Four new easy-to-do activities using free online tools help parents, children and teens learn together about the many ecosystem services that trees provide.

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Family Activity: Name That Tree

Download one of these free mobile apps to make identifying trees and the products they give us fun and educational for children and teens!