We offer lesson plans and activities for all ages that can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or used in informal settings.
PLT’s hands-on activity collections offers fun and multi-disciplinary activities that connect youth in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 to nature and the outdoors.
Engage learners aged 12-25 in exploring green careers in forestry and conservation with these 4 activities, suitable for schools or community youth programs.
Middle and high school students discover and analyze the many ecosystem services that trees provide and calculate the dollar value of these benefits using a free, state-of-the-art online tool.
For K-2 teachers, Treemendous Science! helps young children explore, experience, and collect data to understand how trees grow, the roles trees play in ecological systems, and how humans and trees interact.
For 3rd-5th grade teachers, Energy in Ecosystems uses the forest as a lens to help students explore and understand the interactions and energy flows present in all ecosystems.
For 6th-8th grade teachers, Carbon & Climate helps introduce students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.
A popular resource for educators of elementary and middle school students, PLT’s PreK-8 guide contains 96 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities, with emphasis on science, reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies.
Over 130 hands-on experiences engage children ages 3-6 in outdoor exploration and play.
High school students develop critical-thinking skills and learn the importance of scientific analysis as they investigate forest management issues and discover benefits of forests .
PLT’s newest secondary module teaches about climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, carbon sequestration, strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to changing climatic conditions.
High school students investigate their own community to understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions connected to community growth and change.
High school students conduct research and apply critical thinking skills as they explore how humans around the world interact with and depend upon diverse forests.
Best used with students in grades 4-8, PLT’s Energy & Society Kit develops students’ critical thinking skills for making decisions about their personal energy use.
Engage students in STEM as they investigate their school site, energy use, water, waste and recycling practices.
GreenSchools for Early Childhood teaches young children about their environment and how they can make a difference, while developing their skills in language, mathematics, science.
High school students discuss perspectives about biodiversity and impacts related to decisions about growth and development, energy use and water quality, and human health.
Designed for high school and college, this module increases interest in science and technology as students discover how much biotechnology is part of everyday life.
Focus on Risk explores environmental and human health risks that we encounter every day. Through hands-on lessons, students analyze risk assessment, communication, perception, and management.
Through hands-on experiences, high school students discuss waste management strategies and solutions and learn about the interrelationships of natural resource use, waste generation and disposal.