As the pandemic has disrupted countless traditional learning environments, many have begun to move classes outdoors. But as Project Learning Tree educators know all-too-well, taking lessons outdoors offers many more benefits than just germ control!
We were thrilled to see PLT prominently featured on CNN Health last month! Check out this article and accompanying video that showcases how PLT is supporting educators and parents in a growing movement to get kids outdoors, not only during the pandemic, but also as a way for using nature and the outdoors for improving children’s health and social and emotional learning.
Learn how two teachers banded their students and local partners together to reclaim their school’s outdoor space and create a peace garden and classroom.
Composting can take place in your classroom, kitchen, backyard, neighborhood, or community. Learning about compost can be a hands-on activity, and you don’t need much space to get started.
Enriching outdoor classrooms, ready-to-use lessons, and outdoor skill-based trainings in the woods. Learn how the Minnesota DNR’s School Forest Program helps teachers develop and enhance their outdoor instruction.
Are you ready to add some spooky science to your fall lesson plans? We have gathered a whole cauldron of creepy, crawly spider science activities to enhance your lessons. Try these 11 Halloween activities inspired by our eight-legged friends. Examine spider webs outdoors, build a spider habitat, consider how a spider would adapt to life in space, and more!
These science games are an interactive way to get students learning outdoors. There’s so much to learn from going out and observing nature!
A parent finds a way to introduce environmental education and PLT into busy teachers’ schedules at her own children’s school.
Teaching outside year-round is a rewarding experience for students of all ages. Teachers in Maine share how to make winter outdoor learning safe and fun.
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.