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Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Nature Education

Summer break allows educators to recharge and reflect. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is important for students’ growth—nature-based education, like PLT activities, fosters SEL by promoting collaboration, self-expression, and emotional connection to nature. Explore ways you can incorporate SEL into your classroom this school year!

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Hands-On Pollinator Activities for Preschoolers

Young learners often focus on bees when learning about pollinators, but it’s important to introduce them to the diverse range of pollinators supporting our ecosystems. From birds to bats, butterflies to moths, there’s much to learn. Engaging activities like scavenger hunts, bee baths, and pollinator-themed crafts help them understand the vital role of these creatures and the importance of conserving their habitats. Explore how you can enhance activities and learnings with PLT!

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Let’s Go Back to School and Back to Nature

This school year, keep the energy and excitement for learning high with some fun ways to engage learners. Plus, save BIG on PLT resources with our fantastic back-to-school sale!

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17 Creative STEM Activities Using Sticks for the Classroom 

Sticks are a versatile and cost-free resource that offers endless possibilities for engaging in STEM activities. Enlist the help of your students to gather sticks, then explore a variety of fun, hands-on activities that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity!

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A Guide to Edible Plant Parts

We eat different plant parts every day, from fruits and vegetables to hearty grains to sunflower seeds as snacks. Plants are amazing teaching tools, so let’s explore all the edible parts of plants!

Berry Song

Michaela Goade celebrates the gifts of the forest with wisdom, gratitude, and kinship with the land in PLT’s latest recommended read, Berry Song.

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day

Birds are a wonderful introduction to the natural world and happen to be just outside your door. Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with PLT’s newest activity collection, Together for Birds!

A Tool for Your Science Toolbox: Natural Inquirer

Natural Inquirer is a free science education journal written for middle through high school age students. Learn more about the variety of PLT resources that have been correlated to Natural Inquirer articles.

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Earth Day 2023 – Investing in Our Planet and Our Students

This Earth Month, invest in our planet and our youth. During April and May 2023, get 20% off of the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers printed or digital guide and the Find Your Green Job online quiz. Inspire the next generation to explore green career paths! Use promo code GREENJOBS at checkout.

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.