People of PLT | Celebrating Leaders in Education

Every year we honor a few individuals who embody PLT’s mission of advancing environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways by using trees and forests as windows on the world. Join us this year as we honor two outstanding educators, Jennifer Rude and Jennifer Ortega!

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Engage Students With Pollinator Activities for World Bee Day

Engage students in learning about the vital role of bees and other pollinators with these engaging activities for World Bee Day. From exploring the bee life cycle to creating pollinator inventions, these hands-on projects cater to various grade levels and learning styles.

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World Migratory Bird Day: Reflections on Home

What makes a home? Explore these resources (perfect for World Migratory Bird Day on May 13) by guest author Naamal De Silva of the American Bird Conservancy, and reflect on our relationships with birds, nature, and the idea of “home”.

Teaching about climate change, water, trees, and wildlife

Teaching about Climate Change with PLT, Project WET, and Project WILD

Climate change is a complex topic that can be intimidating to teach. However, understanding climate, including the ways it is changing and how that impacts the environment, is crucial to making informed decisions and building resilience. Project Learning Tree, Project WET, and Project WILD provide over 100 hands-on activities that are grounded in each of our environmental focuses.  

Asia Dowtin, Beth Hill, and Christine Leduc

The Future of Forestry is Female

In a sector where women comprise less than 20% of forestry professionals, Asia Dowtin, Beth Hill, and Christine Leduc lead with passion and purpose while calling for greater inclusivity and mentorship this International Women’s Day and Day of Forests.

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The Power of Forests: Celebrating International Day of Forests

Discover the hidden impact of forests in our daily lives and celebrate the International Day of Forests on March 21 with the theme “Forests and Innovation.” Dive into the innovative ways forests shape our future, providing eco-friendly alternatives to plastics, building materials, fabrics, and more. From breakfast to musical instruments, let’s explore the diverse forest origins of everyday items!

Inspired Journeys

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 Environmental Changemakers: Honoring Hidden Figures and Contemporary Leaders

Black Americans have made significant but often overlooked contributions to environmentalism. Recognize the 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.