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The Branch Newsletter: Winter 2009

In this issue:  There were 21 PLT service events on the Presidential Inauguration Day of Service; a middle school teacher shares which PLT activities she uses in the outdoors; PLT GreenWorks! projects are taking place across the country, including a beachfront cleanup in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


News & Updates

Showcase Environmental Education at a School in Your Commmunity
Showcase Environmental Education at a School in Your CommmunityBy Vanessa Bullwinkle
Will your students be participating in an outdoor activity to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day? Are you planning an environmental education event with a school in your community during the month of April?
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Environmental Education and Community Service Combine to Improve Student Learning
Environmental Education and Community Service Combine to Improve Student LearningBy Vanessa Bullwinkle
Project Learning Tree awards 58 grants for service-learning projects. 
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Taking Action

Presidential Inauguration Day of Service Engages Students with Communities on Environmental Projects
Presidential Inauguration Day of Service Engages Students with Communities on Environmental ProjectsBy Vanessa Bullwinkle
Honoring a nationwide call for community service, Project Learning Tree organized twenty one environmental service events around the country, including one in the nation’s capitol that launched a model community GreenSchool initiative.
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Take the Trash Out
Take the Trash Out By Vanessa Bullwinkle

Thirty high-school students from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands educate and involve their community in keeping their beautiful beachfronts clean.

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Educator Tips

Every Child Outdoors
Every Child OutdoorsBy Susan Ward
A middle school teacher in South Carolina uses a variety of PLT activities to take her students outdoors.
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Resources

EE Resources -- Winter 2009
EE Resources -- Winter 2009By Jaclyn Stallard
Grants, online tools, guides, and websites.
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