Four teachers share their experiences from students’ GreenWorks! projects to help pollinators with native plant gardens, a bee keeping operation, and constructing bat houses.
Nearly 5,000 students, from kindergarten to high school, are helping to design and lead a variety of projects to green their schools and improve forests, watersheds, and wildlife habitat.
Susan Linscott, High School Science Teacher at Lee Academy Susan believes in the practice of place-based, community-based, and inquiry-based learning. She provides her students with …
PLT supports place-based education. Read how one high school PLT teacher in Maine uses community-based investigations to give students opportunities to make real world decisions, meet community needs, and explore what is happening in their own neighborhoods as the foundation for learning cross-cutting concepts.
Kevin Doran, a natural science educator with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, uses PLT as a cornerstone of his programs with children.
Ten years ago, my life changed. It happened when I met Pat Maloney, the Project Learning Tree State Coordinator in Maine. Learn about PLT’s national network that provides support to educators who are passionate about incorporating environmental education and outdoor learning into their classrooms.
Donald (Don) Sprangers is a science teacher at Washington Academy in Machias, Maine, who has integrated PLT into many of his lesson plans.
Teaching outside year-round is a rewarding experience for students of all ages. Teachers in Maine share how to make winter outdoor learning safe and fun.
Cameron Kay Sutton uses PLT to teach science at Auburn Middle School in Maine. She has inspired many students to pursue environmental science careers.
Technology is an entry tool that can make learning about the natural world exciting and fun. Students used technology to create a digital interpretive guide for a local trail in Maine.