April 14, 2021
As part of Project Learning Tree’s partnership with WNET and PBS‘s Cyberchase, PLT hosted a joint FacebookLIVE event on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The event’s “Explore the Outdoors” theme focused on PLT activity adaptations featured in Cyberchase’s Green It Up Activity Cards.
Watch the 20-minute WorkshopLIVE video below to learn about the many fun ways children and their families can take inspiration from nature to create a My Tree Journal. The demonstration uses new Journal pages from the PLT activity Adopt a Tree in PLT’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide.
The event also featured a 3-minute video clip recorded last year by the late Virginia PLT State Coordinator and environmental education champion, Page Hutchinson. In this clip she demonstrates ways of observing and studying a specific tree throughout the year to hone students’ observational skills and understanding of trees.
Cyberchase is a STEM-focused animated show that encourages kids to learn about and appreciate the math and technology all around them. The series and supporting web games and activities encourage kids to see, think and do mathematics, and in addition to being tons of fun, the content has been carefully designed to support math education and reflect national curriculum standards. WNET is America’s flagship PBS station, bringing quality education programming to more than five million viewers each week, producing a wide range of acclaimed PBS series.
Janice Fuld, Outreach Producer for WNET, New York Public Media shared: “It was a pleasure to have Jaclyn as our special guest star. I really liked the way she conducted the demos in a very clear and engaging fashion! I think it really flowed nicely and I also thought Page’s video was a great addition to the session.”
View and share the 20-minute WorkshopLIVE event directly at: https://www.facebook.com/cyberchase/videos/784452188857225