Wonder how PLT fits into STEM? Look no further! Learn how to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math with these suggestions for enriching activities found in Project Learning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide written by Georgia’s own
Dr. Kris Irwin.
Nature is a great teacher! Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature.
Suitable for children ages 3 – 15, some activities work better for younger children, others are more suited for older children. The way you present them will change depending on your child’s knowledge and ability.
Download each Family Activity individually below, or purchase this printed guide that contains a collection of more than 30 fun and easy-to-do activities.
North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE)
Guidelines for Excellence: Best Practices in EE
The National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education, initiated by NAAEE in 1994, has developed a series of guidelines that set the standards for high-quality environmental education. Each of these publications was developed by a diverse team of professionals, and each has gone through a substantive review by thousands of professionals prior to its publication. Quality environmental education programs help develop an environmentally literate citizenry that can compete in our global economy; has the skills, knowledge, and inclinations to make well-informed choices; and exercises the rights and responsibilities of members of a community.
What do the forests mean to you? We know that forests, trees, their benefits and products mean different things to different people and that our Southern forests are sustained by many passionate, committed foresters, firefighters and landowners. The Southern Group of State Foresters has created a video series called People of Forestry to raise awareness about and support for forestry. For a fulfilling future consider a career in forestry.
Concerned about having to build your PLT Activity kits? Don’t be! Get started by saving this list and visiting your local dollar store!
Take your students on an interactive journey through the working forests of Georgia to learn about forests, ecosystems, food webs, and life cycle, as well as forestry management processes, career opportunities, and much more! Explore Georgia’s forests through videos, text, images, 360 degree tours, and other interactive elements. Pair the sections of this Virtual Learning Journey with PLT to incorporate more hands-on and project-based learning!
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