Hands-on Activities & Advice for New Environmental Educators

Explore PLT resources to help you teach students about the environment, whether you’re new to teaching or looking for new environmental education resources to explore! PLT provides easy-to-teach, hands-on activities suitable for various settings, and a range of resources to support and mentor new educators.

Young boy wearing a red coat, white shirt, blue jeans, and white lace up sneakers running through a lush green forest holding a journal

My Forest is Green

Follow along a curious young boy who explores the urban forest near his home and describes the shapes, textures, and colors of the plants and animals that live there and encourages young children to observe and appreciate the nature around them.

cover of deep in the woods book with a bear deer fox and rabbit sitting beside each other

Deep in the Woods

Can one little hideaway be a home to a host of woodland creatures? Learn about a Russian folk tale and encourage early learning along the way.

The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story

The word “yoga” derives from a Sanskrit word “yuj,” meaning “to unite or integrate.” This book embodies Sanskrit’s yuj and can be used to integrate multiple discipline areas.

flashlight children's reading book

Flashlight

Using no words and a dramatic color palate, this book follows a little boy who leaves his tent to explore the environment in the dark.

autumnblings children's book

Autumnblings

This children’s book explores the colors, events, and emotions that the fall season brings. Learn more about this resource and the PLT activities it supports.