Explore the Environment with Project Learning Tree

expore env1Enjoy a day of hands-on activities that will help you teach students how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues. Activities integrate core discipline areas, including STEM subjects, reading, writing, and social studies. Participants receive PLT's Environmental Education Activity Guide for PreK-8th Grade containing 96 interdisciplinary, TEKS-correlated activities. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

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Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an environmental education program that presents a balanced approach to teaching children about trees and the environment. It uses the forest as a "window" into the natural world, helping children gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it.

 

 

expore env4Charting Diversity. Birds and Worms. Pollution Search. These are some of the 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities found in Project Learning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide. Topics include forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning, and more. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. Each activity is also filled with opportunities to build critical thinking skills, incorporate technology, and use differentiated instruction. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms — and their students into the environment.

 

 

 


Misty Bowie

Education Coordinator, Texas Forestry Association

Misty Bowie is the Education Coordinator for the Texas Forestry Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree from the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Forestry. Misty was a forester for 15 years, heavily involved in outreach and education as a Project Learning Tree and Project WILD facilitator. She currently coordinates the Texas Forestry Association’s professional development programs for educators, including the Teacher Conservation Institute, and serves at the Texas Project Learning Tree Co-Coordinator.