Why Teach Outside?

Nature helps children’s development–intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. Studies show that teaching outdoors produces student gains in social studies, science, language arts and math.

As Trees Grow, We Grow!

“As Trees Grow, We Grow!” was the theme created by ten students from South Tahoe High School who volunteered to create a presentation for the …

Outstanding Educator
Joy Cowart

Joy Cowart uses PLT to teach language arts and English as a second language to grades 6-12 at Lowndes County Schools in Valdosta, Georgia.

Outstanding Educator
Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges is a project associate for the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Roanoke, Virginia, who provides programming to about 1,800 K–12 students per year.

Outstanding Educator
Hilary Hargrove

Hilary Hargrove teaches science and honors ecology to grades 9-12 at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and advises her school’s Envirothon team.

Outstanding Educator
Ina Ahern

Ina Ahern teaches chemistry, physics, and environmental science to grades 10-12 at Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth, New Hampshire. Her career spans 25 years.