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Students Care for Their City Parks

From cleaning and planting to painting and programming, towns and cities rely on community stewards to help take care of and utilize local parks. Find out how students in Santa Cruz, California and Madisonville, Louisiana worked with their local community to maintain and beautify parks in their neighborhood.

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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.

Ready, Set, Goat

A group of high school students in Colorado are analyzing the environmental impacts of goat browsing as a form of wildfire mitigation.

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Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats

Four teachers share their experiences from students’ GreenWorks! projects to help pollinators with native plant gardens, a bee keeping operation, and constructing bat houses.

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PLT GreenSchools Honored as 2019 Green Ribbon Schools

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.

Highlights from PLT’s 2019 Conference

Over 100 participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Japan attended the PLT Coordinators’ Conference held May 6-9 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award recognizes those who make significant contributions to advance PLT programs and initiatives at the state or regional level.

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See You on the Trail that Students Built!

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.