PLT recently collaborated with our friends at Natural Start Alliance to host a free educator webinar full of ideas for creating fun, authentic outdoor learning experiences for ages 1-6. Check out the tips and ideas shared, as well as a free activity download from PLT’s Trees & Me: Activities for Exploring Nature with Young Children.
A preschool curriculum director describes her school’s focus on the outdoors and nature and how PLT helped give their teachers and students some structure and new ideas for ways to deepen study.
We were thrilled to see PLT prominently featured on CNN Health last month! Check out this article and accompanying video that showcases how PLT is supporting educators and parents in a growing movement to get kids outdoors, not only during the pandemic, but also as a way for using nature and the outdoors for improving children’s health and social and emotional learning.
Bookmark these ideas for students to conduct investigations and learn about water conservation, plus tips for how to build your own rain barrel. This story highlights students in Kansas who calculated the amount of water their school uses, and the dollar savings in water bills after they installed rain barrels.
Supported in part by a Sustainable Forestry Initiative community grant, Bosque de Salud, or Forest of Health, is giving youth hands-on, educational interaction with the natural world to encourage them to understand their relationship with the environment and inspire a lifetime of stewardship.
Learn how two teachers banded their students and local partners together to reclaim their school’s outdoor space and create a peace garden and classroom.
From cleaning and planting to painting and programming, towns and cities rely on community stewards to help take care of and utilize local parks. Find out how students in Santa Cruz, California and Madisonville, Louisiana worked with their local community to maintain and beautify parks in their neighborhood.
A group of high school students in Colorado are analyzing the environmental impacts of goat browsing as a form of wildfire mitigation.
Project Learning Tree schools share lessons teachers learned after starting a class garden.
Four teachers share their experiences from students’ GreenWorks! projects to help pollinators with native plant gardens, a bee keeping operation, and constructing bat houses.