Student Involvement at Lee Academy: Finding Opportunities Out the Window

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.

Outstanding Educator
Kevin Doran

Kevin Doran, a natural science educator with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, uses PLT as a cornerstone of his programs with children.

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Why Teach Outside in Winter?

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.

Outstanding Educator
Cameron Kay Sutton

Cameron Kay Sutton uses PLT to teach science at Auburn Middle School in Maine. She has inspired many students to pursue environmental science careers.

Using Technology as an Entry Tool to Nature

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.

Outstanding Educator
Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Science Teacher for the elementary, middle, and high schools in Jay, Maine.

Outstanding Educator
Jim Chandler

Jim Chandler is a consulting teacher in science for the Auburn School Department, Auburn, Maine, and director of the Auburn Land Lab, an environmental center.