Black Environmental Changemakers: Honoring Hidden Figures and Contemporary Leaders

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.

Betty Jo Moore

Sparking Curiosity in Her Students | Teacher Feature: Betty Jo Moore

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!

green schools conference 2024

Green Schools Conference 2024

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.

PLT Coordinators at the 2023 PLT Annual Conference

Mark Your Calendar for 2024 PLT Professional Development

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

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!

Art with sticks, leaves, and rocks

Boost Student Creativity With Art Projects 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!

Cover of Jayden's Impossible Garden

Jayden’s Impossible Garden

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.

Bird sitting on a tree holding an insect in its mouth

Everything Is Connected: The Benefits of Native Bird, Insect, and Tree Species

Native species are essential to healthy ecosystems. These species have had years of evolution to adapt to weather, seasons, and other living things around them. Native birds and insects in particular keep our environments in balance. Take a look at the importance of native birds and insects in our natural environments and how we can introduce students to these concepts in tangible ways.