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STEM: Habitat Pen Pals

Challenge students to use their creative skills to define a habitat, investigate related species, engineer a wildlife corridor, and manipulate an interactive model to demonstrate population growth.

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Recommended Reading: Fatima’s Great Outdoors

Follow the story of Fatima and the Khazi family, immigrants to the United States, on their very first camping trip together and gain insight into diverse cultural perspectives around the outdoors.

Family Activity: Nature’s Skyscrapers

Explore tree structure and scale by using different methods to measure them. In this activity, children will measure trees in different ways and become familiar …

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STEM: Water Wonders

World Oceans Day (June 8) is the perfect time to explore the water cycle. Take PLT’s Water Wonders activity a step further with these STEM-focused ideas. Students will learn more about the importance of water conservation, how we use and engineer water, and they’ll discover some water-focused careers.

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11 Books About Recycling for Elementary Students

Looking for a Summer Reading list? Check out these captivating books about recycling for elementary students. From a recycled orchestra to a garbage barge to the life of a plastic bag, children will learn the basics of reduce, reuse, recycle and return to class inspired to contribute to a healthier, cleaner planet.

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Socially-Distanced PLT Activities for Summer Camps

After the past year, kids need a way to get active and safely reconnect with friends and the outdoors. While PLT is relevant anytime, learn more about why it’s especially perfect for 2021 summer campers.

How to Increase Biodiversity in Green Spaces Near You

We’ve assembled a few ways you and your students can increase biodiversity in the green spaces near your school and homes. Try experimenting with any number of these activities and start observing changes in your environment in as little as a few weeks!

cover photo of Forest World La Selva book by Margarita Engle two young children sit huddled on the forest floor

Recommended Reading: Forest World

Told entirely in verse, Forest World embraces a hybrid form of storytelling. Use this novel with students to explore poetry, increase their understanding of forest biodiversity, learn how to make your own paper, and much more!