News & Updates


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    PLT Launches Green Jobs Online Course

    Preview our newest online professional development course to help guide your students on the path to a green career.

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    New PLT Activity Collections: Biodiversity Blitz for Grade 3-5

    Biodiversity Blitz is the third in a new series of theme-based PLT activity collections. It features three PLT activities for educators of students in grades 3-5 that invite learners to investigate the variety of species in an ecosystem, and how this variety – or biodiversity – helps sustain life on Earth.

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    New PLT Activity Collections: Sensational Trees for Grades K-2

    Sensational Trees is the second in a new series of theme-based PLT activity collections. It features three PLT activities for educators of students in grades K-2 that invite young learners to investigate trees using their senses.

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    New PLT Activity Collections: A Theme-Based Series for Educators

    Discover Your Urban Forest is the first in a new series of theme-based PLT activity collections. It features three brand new PLT activities for educators of students in grades 6-8 that invite learners to explore their urban environment and investigate environmental issues that affect their urban community.

Educator Tips


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    What Happens to Trees that Fall in the Forest

    In dying, a tree plays an essential role in sustaining life around it. Here are some classroom activities to explore decomposition and how a fallen tree provides for other life in the forest.

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    Virtual Makeover: The Closer You Look

    Many PLT activities are easily adapted to virtual learning. This month, Colorado PLT Coordinator Danielle Ardrey shares how to adapt the PLT Activity “The Closer You Look” for remote instruction

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    Virtual Makeover: Sounds Around

    Learn how to adapt our “Sounds Around” student activity for remote instruction, allowing students to tune in to the everyday sounds of nature from home or a nearby outdoor space.

  • Virtual Makeover: Looking at Leaves

    Many PLT activities are easily adapted to virtual learning, as we illustrate in this new monthly feature in the Branch. Check out this adaptation for Looking at Leaves from Colorado’s PLT Coordinator

Resources


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    Resources for PLT Lessons

    Every month we carefully select new tools and resources that support and enhance Project Learning Tree’s lessons. These environmental education resources include grant opportunities, educational apps, videos, interactive websites, books and posters, teacher-generated materials, and more!

  • Recommended Reading: Where’s Rodney?

    Rodney can’t seem to sit still. At school, he is always more interested in what is happening outside the window than what is going on inside the classroom. Learn how a park visit can transform Rodney’s perspective. Use this text to explore learning styles and personal characteristics with young readers.