PLT’s Newest Activity Collection: Connecting for Health and Planet

Our latest release features three PLT activities for educators of students ages 8-11 and grades 3-5. Use the activities to invite students to investigate how being outside—and among trees, specifically—provides people with many different physical, emotional, social, and learning benefits.

Recommended Summer Reading for Forest Lovers

As the days stay sunny for longer, summer can be the perfect time for kids and adults to relax under their favorite tree and catch up on their reading lists. Explore some of our favorite all-ages books about forests and trees to connect with the natural world!

Celebrating National Park Week

April 17 – 25, 2021 is National Park Week! Celebrate this annual week-long celebration by teaching your students about public lands and the many contributions of Black Americans to the National Parks System, and encouraging the exploration of these culturally and historically significant areas.

chipmunk sitting on a log eating a seed with the text STEM Backyard Safari

STEM: Backyard Safari

Investigate how animals living in our backyards or schoolyards get what they need to survive and explore habitats nearby. These enrichments for a PLT activity, Backyard Safari, model the practices of a biologist by collecting and analyzing data and applying comparison and reflection skills to interpret research findings.

Red cardinal sitting on a fence

How to Introduce Students to Urban Birdwatching

Introduce kids to urban birdwatching and help them enjoy their immediate environments! Check out how to get started with urban birdwatching at your school, daycare, summer camp, or home, along with bird-themed activities that you can adapt for your classroom. 

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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day is April 22, 2022 and the theme is Invest In Our Planet—because a green future is a prosperous future. To celebrate, we’ve compiled stories and resources to help educators and youth learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this #EarthDay2022 and every day.

Bee My Friend

Poppy is afraid of bees until she begins to learn about all the essential ecosystem services that pollinators—and bees, in particular—provide.

Plt Outdoor Classroom Kit Giveaway

PLT Outdoor Classroom Kit Giveaway for Educators

Do you know an educator who goes above and beyond? Show them a little love and submit a nomination for the PLT Outdoor Classroom Kit Giveaway for Educators between February 14 and March 14 and they will be entered for a chance to win!