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.
With winter break just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of fun outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained. Unravel two weeks’ worth of advent-ures from nature-based gifts to identifying animal tracks!
As a 7th grade Environmental Science teacher, I often turn to PLT for ideas and inspiration. So when my state adopted new environmental science content and guidelines earlier this year, I took a deep breath and opened my trustworthy PreK-8 Guide for inspiration. It’s helped me through previous curriculum and standards changes in years past, and not surprisingly, I found more than 15 engaging activities to strongly correlate with the new state guidelines.
Download one of these free mobile apps to make identifying trees and the products they give us fun and educational for children and teens!
Trees improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and pollution, reduce flood risks, and provide energy savings. Calculate the dollar value of trees using i-Tree MyTree.
Planting trees around your home can improve how it looks, plus trees provide important environmental benefits. Use i-Tree Species to determine what tree to plant.
Did you know you can reduce heating and cooling costs by strategically planting trees around your home? Use i-Tree Design to determine where to plant trees for maximum energy savings.