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.
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.
With PLT GreenWorks! grants, students in Alabama, Indiana and Michigan took the lead to restore, design and build nature trails, learning about ecosystems and forest health.
PLT supports place-based education. Read how one high school PLT teacher in Maine uses community-based investigations to give students opportunities to make real world decisions, meet community needs, and explore what is happening in their own neighborhoods as the foundation for learning cross-cutting concepts.
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.
Learn how this student got her school principal to agree to starting a GreenSchools program, and what she is doing to motivate teachers and students.
Building school gardens, reconstructing running trails, creating maple sugar. Highlights from projects funded by Project Learning Tree’s GreenWorks! grants program.
Ten years ago, my life changed. It happened when I met Pat Maloney, the Project Learning Tree State Coordinator in Maine. Learn about PLT’s national network that provides support to educators who are passionate about incorporating environmental education and outdoor learning into their classrooms.
It’s trial and error, and lots of learning, for students developing an aquaponics systems at a Michigan high school.
“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.
The Greene School has a final “e” in the name because of its location near the village of Greene, Rhode Island (named for colonial leader …
Students in Michigan have reduced greenhouse gas emissions, implemented a school-wide recycling program, are growing produce for their school cafeteria, among many other initiatives.
Learn how students at this urban school in Newark, NJ brought nature indoors to improve air quality, connect with science lessons, and develop their leadership skills.
A forester explains what the life of a forester actually entails and how she inspires students to explore jobs that will take them outside.
Invasive species are degrading natural ecosystems across the country. As a science teacher at Carmichaels High School in Pennsylvania, I wanted to design a service-learning …
“No excuses, just solutions” is the motto of McKinley Tech, a PLT GreenSchool in the nation’s capital. Read about the motto in action.
Students in an urban Baltimore high school finds creative ways to restore the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem–learning and providing a valuable service at the same time.
A Kansas high school teacher inspires her students–and they inspire her–to seek ways to go green.
PLT GreenSchools investigations provide a firm foundation at Walden Community School in Winter Park, Florida.
PLT GreenSchools results in a greener environment–and confident, self-assured students–at a Kansas high school.
It’s important to teach students the impact pollinators have on our lives. Here are pollinator projects created by students of all ages.
This high school science teacher has “been doing green things for years.” Ever since his school became a GreenSchool, his students have accomplished much more.
Students in the Green Energy Academy at Bloomfield Vocational Technical School find ways to make their school and community even greener.
An urban school teacher in Denver adapts GreenSchools to meet the needs of her Latino students, incorporates gardening and farming at a nearby Urban Farm.
Planning and tending a garden is an avenue for all students to build character and gain skills. It allows special needs students have the opportunity to expand their capabilities in a collaborative, hands-on setting.
A large, diverse Title 1 public school and a small, private school in Houston both use PLT’s GreenSchools program to meet the needs of students.
After completing a self-guided Meditation Nature Trail, high school students took on a bigger project. They created a permanent, interactive station to teach visitors about interconnectedness in nature.
Students and teachers from a South Carolina high school share tips for PLT GreenSchools success.
“As Trees Grow, We Grow!” was the theme created by ten students from South Tahoe High School who volunteered to create a presentation for the …
A new volunteer program at Long Island Children’s Museum trains teens to become museum educators. The volunteers develop interactive nature and science programming for children and adults.
Litter is a pandemic problem on the island of St. Croix, so local high school students organized a series of “Service Saturdays” to combine a litter clean-up with environmental activities.
High school students in Salt Lake City, Utah, made their own biodiesel fuel from used vegetable oil for our school bus to reduce CO2 emissions.