A teacher shares her story about how hands-on activities used inside and outside the classroom can help students gain knowledge and an appreciation for the environment.
Michelle Hunter teaches fourth grade at Shadeville Elementary School in Crawfordville, Florida, and organizes a school-wide, week-long environmental education unit.
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.
Melanie Cornelius is an elementary science instruction specialist in Frisco Independent School District, Frisco, Texas, who helps teachers in 22 schools deliver science education.
Hazel Scharosch teaches grades K-6 at Red Creek Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse in Casper, Wyoming, where she has led many PLT workshops.
Kari Abbott is a classroom volunteer and the volunteer chairperson for the 4-H Junior Master Gardener Project at Virginia Cooperative Extension, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Jane Thornes teaches fourth grade at Heyburn Elementary School in St. Maries, Idaho, and uses her own working forest as an outdoor classroom.
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.