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.
Congratulations to the students, teachers, and school administrators for their dedication to environmental education and healthy, sustainable schools.
Cynthia Lawhon, a discoveries teacher at Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School in Shreveport, Louisiana, has worked hard to enrich her school’s teaching environment.
An elementary school in Louisiana proves Project Learning Tree is a powerful tool that can be used to improve student test scores.
Cindy Kilpatrick, the Environmental Science Facilitator at Oil City Magnet School in Oil City, Louisiana, coordinated more than 100 environmental field trips in one year,
Robin McCartney, associate professor at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, teaches science methods to pre-service and PreK-3 teachers and Master’s students.
Sheryl Crain Holliday teaches science and technology to grades 6-8 at Franklinton Vocational Education Center in Franklinton, Louisiana.
Larry Raymond is the director of parks and recreation for Caddo Parish Commission in Shreveport, Louisiana, and has conducted PLT workshops for 20 years.
Brenda Smith teaches fourth grade at Oil City Elementary Magnet School, Oil City, and helped her school become one of Louisiana’s four PLT-certified schools.