It’s been a year since we released the Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers guide, hear from a few of the readers impacted by the incredible stories shared within the book!
Black Americans have made significant but often overlooked contributions to environmentalism. Recognize this legacy of these leaders, from historical hidden figures, some highlighted in Black Faces in Green Spaces: The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers, to modern leaders advocating for climate justice. Their work lays the foundation for a more diverse and inclusive future in these fields.
This Black History Month, we celebrate the individuals who are inspiring all of us to connect with the environment, whether through their work or through their beautiful words and illustrations about nature.
For many sixth graders, their focus is elsewhere besides science. But one inspiring educator from North Carolina, Betty Jo Moore, is nurturing the next generation of budding scientists and environmental stewards. After leaving a career in the corporate world, she became a substitute teacher, falling in love with teaching. Read more in PLT’s teacher feature!
There are many ways, big and small, to give back. On January 15, 2024, we can volunteer as a way not only to honor the legacy of Dr. King but also to come together to improve our communities. We’ve compiled a list of service projects you can do with the youth in your life on MLK Day and throughout the year.
This year, the Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE) will be held in Santa Fe, NM, from March 5–7, 2024, and we’re excited to be back in person and learning about the newest trends and innovations in providing healthy, sustainable learning environments and education for students, teachers, and school communities.
Perhaps 2024 is the year you become a certified Project Learning Tree (PLT) educator. Maybe this is the year you attend your third PLT professional development event. Whatever you decide, make 2024 a year of continued learning and growth!
Acorn Was a Little Wild takes readers on a journey through the adventurous life of a spirited acorn. After dropping down onto the ground, he gets his first taste of freedom. Whether it’s rolling down hills at breakneck speeds or feeling the wind whipping through his cap, he loves the thrill of adventure. Use this story to teach learners about the life cycle of an oak tree and just what it means to grow up in nature!
Creating art in nature is about connecting with your environment, being inspired by nature, and leaving it right where it was found. Explore activities that use tools and materials found in nature to show children that anything can be art if you’re creative enough!
This book empowers youth to find the beauty of nature wherever they are, and to sow the seeds of change while enhancing their intergenerational relationships.