We offer lesson plans and activities for all ages that can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or used in informal settings.
The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers
Filled with inspiring stories and profiles, this guide shares the diverse career paths taken by over 20 professionals who found their way into a green career through their love of nature and the outdoors.
Trees & Me: Activities for Exploring Nature with Young Children
Designed especially for families and teachers of kids ages 1-6, our latest guide includes 12 activities and more than 250 learning experiences to connect young children to nature, with a focus on trees.
Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide
PLT’s new flagship curriculum includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people’s awareness and knowledge about their environment.
Theme-based Activity Collections
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.
Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers
Engage learners aged 12-25 in exploring green careers in forestry and conservation with these 4 activities, suitable for schools or community youth programs.
Teaching with i-Tree
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.
Energy in Ecosystems
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.
Carbon & Climate
For 6th-8th grade teachers, Carbon & Climate helps introduce students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.
PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide
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.
Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Over 130 hands-on experiences engage children ages 3-6 in outdoor exploration and play.
Focus on Forests
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 .
Southeastern Forests and Climate Change
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.
Places We Live
High school students investigate their own community to understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions connected to community growth and change.
Forests of the World
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.
Energy & Society Kit
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
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
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.
Municipal Solid Waste
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.