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The Branch Newsletter: Winter 2008

In this issue:  Memoirs from the founder of PLT; students make their own biodiesel fuel from used vegetable oil for their school bus; an 8th-grade teacher uses PLT activities to teach the intricacies of the water, carbon/oxygen, and nitrogen cycles; environmental education and the No Child Left Behind Act; plus PLT recognizes five outstanding educators.


News & Updates

An Historical Account of the Beginnings of PLT
An Historical Account of the Beginnings of PLTBy Vanessa Bullwinkle
Memoirs from Rudy Schafer, the founder of PLT.
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Environmental Education and the No Child Left Behind Act
Environmental Education and the No Child Left Behind ActBy Vanessa Bullwinkle
An update on where the reauthorization bill stands in Congress and what you can do to make sure EE is included.
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PLT Prepares for Spring Conferences
PLT Prepares for Spring ConferencesBy Jaclyn Stallard
Where will YOU see PLT?
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PLT Awards 56 Grants for Service-Learning Projects
PLT Awards 56 Grants for Service-Learning ProjectsBy Vanessa Bullwinkle
PLT recently awarded GreenWorks! grants to 56 schools and youth organizations across the country for community-based environmental projects.
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Apply for a GreenWorks! Grant
Apply for a GreenWorks! Grant By Jaclyn Stallard
Proposals are due on April 30.
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Taking Action

A GreenWorks! Project In Action: Biodiesel Energizes Us
A GreenWorks! Project In Action: Biodiesel Energizes Us By Shea Pickelner
A PLT GreenWorks! grant enables students in grades 8-11 at City Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah, to make their own biodiesel fuel from used vegetable oil for their school bus.
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Educator Tips

Cycles in Natures
Cycles in NaturesBy Vicky Jordan
8th graders at Wellington Junior High in Colorado study the nitrogen, carbon/oxygen and water cycles through a variety of classroom activities and field experiences.
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Resources

EE Resources -- Winter 2008
EE Resources -- Winter 2008By Jaclyn Stallard
Professional development opportunities, lesson plans, awards, posters, photos, graphics, multimedia, and more.
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