GreenSchools Investigations

GreenSchools-Investigations-and-Adult-Leader-Guide-coversEngage students in STEM as they investigate their school site, energy use, water, waste and recycling practices.

Energy Investigation

Investigate how much energy your school uses, the main sources of that energy, and ways to implement energy-saving strategies.

Water Investigation

Investigate the source, cost, and quality of your school’s water supply, and ways to enhance current water conservation practices.

School Site Investigation

Investigate natural habitats, wildlife, trees, grounds maintenance practices, and ways to make improvements to your school site.

Waste & Recycling Investigation

Investigate how much waste your school generates and where it goes, as well as recycling and composting efforts.

Environmental Quality Investigation

Investigate areas where improvements can be made in indoor air quality, transportation, chemical use, and more.

Adult Leader Guide

Learn about the benefits of becoming a GreenSchool and how to form a Green Team and obtain equipment. Get suggestions for how students might conduct the investigations and why, tips for collecting data, as wells as ideas for funding for action projects.

Get the Materials

Register to access each investigation online, or purchase a print copy of the complete set.

PLT also offers online training to help you start a GreenSchools program at your school and engage your students.

Early Childhood Investigations

PLT’s GreenSchools for Early Childhood program specifically meets the needs of younger learners. It is designed to teach young children about their environment and how they can make a difference, while developing their skills in language, mathematics, science, and more.