PLT’s New Video Brings Forest-Focused Education to Life

July 7, 2021

We are proud to share a new video about Project Learning Tree, produced in collaboration with BBC StoryWorks, and featuring USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen.



The video, entitled “The Forest Classrooms Raising Responsible Children”, was presented at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit as part of the Better Lives Through Better Business series that explores the brands and organizations around the world working to improve global sustainability and support future generations. PLT is a program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration.


The video helps tell Project Learning Tree’s story through the voices of Forest Service Chief Christiansen, local youth, and PLT-trained educators, and features a handful of activities that can be found in PLT’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide, an award-winning collection of 50 hands-on educational activities that get children ages five through fourteen outdoors to learn about the natural world.


In addition to the new guide, Project Learning Tree offers a variety of resources for parents, educators, sustainability professionals, and community leaders, including:


Please share this video and connect with your local PLT State network to access high-quality professional development tailored to your state’s standards and environment.


Interested in supporting PLT’s goal to get more youth learning about and in nature? Please consider a one-time or recurring gift to Project Learning Tree. Visit or contact us to learn more!


Jennifer Byerly

Jennifer Byerly

Jennifer Byerly is PLT's Director of Communications. She focuses on digital communications and community-building; please feel free to email her and share your PLT story!