PLT recognized four outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions and embody PLT’s mission of advancing environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways using forests and trees as windows on the world.
November is Native American, or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. While we should honor, recognize, and celebrate Indigenous Peoples year-round, November is a month to dedicate more time to our individual and respective learning journeys about Indigenous Peoples’ history, culture, knowledge, perspectives, and leadership.
Young students don’t need to wait until they’re older to make a difference. Here are 13 inspiring stories that show what’s possible when young environmentalists take action.
“Students for Sustainability” are working to reduce the carbon footprint of their high school and community in Washington State. In a relatively short amount of time, they’ve already revitalized local reforestation efforts.
A dedicated Tree Farmer, who has welcomed fourth-graders on her land for more than 20 years, ponders how to connect the next generation with nature.
A Washington outdoor learning center, housed in structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is still going strong.
Kayleen Pritchard is a consultant on science education for the Pacific Education Institute in Indianola, Washington. She integrated PLT into curricula for her school district.
Jane Ulrich teaches fourth grade at Sunny Hills Elementary School in Issaquah, Washington, where she led the creation of a school trail and garden.