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.
An after-school outdoors educational program is teaching children ages 7-12 about biodiversity and the ecology of their local wetland and prairie.
A female forester explains what the life of a forester actually entails and how she inspires students to explore jobs that will take them outside.
Exploring Mars while recycling on Earth, composting in the classroom, creating a wildlife garden. These are some highlights from service-learning projects funded by GreenWorks! grants.
Technology is an entry tool that can make learning about the natural world exciting and fun. Students used technology to create a digital interpretive guide for a local trail in Maine.
A dedicated Tree Farmer, who has welcomed fourth-graders on her land for more than 20 years, ponders how to connect the next generation with nature.
A Washington outdoor learning center, housed in structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is still going strong.
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.
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.
Project Learning Tree activities are excellent tools to teach life skills. At a summer leadership camp in Georgia, students learned about leadership, teamwork, and volunteerism.
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.
A teacher shares her story about how hands-on activities used inside and outside the classroom can help students gain knowledge and an appreciation for the environment.