Early Childhood Conferences Feature PLT’s New Guide

Early Childhood Conferences Feature PLT’s New Guide 8/30/10 Interested in learning more about PLT’s newly released early childhood curriculum?  Attend one of these upcoming conferences! September 25:  3rd Annual Exploring a Sense of Place in Nature Conference, Live & Learn Early Learning Center in Lee, NH.  Our new guide will be featured in a three-hour workshop.  Participants …

Dawn Publications Connects with PLT Activities

Dawn Publications Connects with PLT Activities 2/23/10 Dawn Publications now provides correlations between its books and Project Learning Tree activities on its new website.  At www.dawnpub.com, go to theTeaching Tools tab where you will find Outdoor Ed Resources.  Dawn Publications is dedicated to inspiring in children a deeper understanding and appreciation for all life on Earth.

PLT Releases New Guide for Early Childhood Educators

PLT Releases New Guide for Early Childhood Educators 2/18/10 Just as more attention is being focused on the need to connect students to nature at a younger age, Project Learning Tree® releases a new curriculum guide and music CD to engage children ages 3 to 6 in outdoor exploration and play.  Eleven field-tested, hands-on activities showcase …

Prospect Mountain High School Awarded Project Learning Tree Green Works Recycling Grant

The Environmental Club at Prospect Mountain High School has received a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks Grant. The funds will primarily be used to purchase new recycle bins and hold interactive recycling workshops provided by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. The new recycle bins will include the traditional recycle image, which will improve the visibility of …

Jon Nute – 2009 National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree

Jonathan Nute, Forest Resources Extension Educator, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Jonathan (Jon) Nute is a professional forester who uses PLT to make the connection between natural resources and education. After growing up in New Hampshire’s forests, he earned an undergraduate degree in history and considered a career in law before returning to …

Fifth Grade Students Discover the Wonders of the Forest

Fifth Grade Students Discover the Wonders of the Forest 7/1/09 Linda Bettony knew her fifth graders needed more opportunities to learn outdoors, but she also knew she needed some help to make it work. Inspired by an article she read last year about a school group visiting HHP, Inc., a hardwood sawmill in Henniker, this …

Outdoor Learning Takes Place Year Round at Bicentennial Elementary School

Outdoor Learning Takes Place Year Round at Bicentennial Elementary School 2/1/09 Any teacher knows that preparing a class of young students to go outdoors in the winter can be a frustrating task, as they wrestle with cumbersome boots, twisted snow pants and the ever disappearing pairs of mittens. Now add 25 pairs of snowshoes with …

Ina Ahern – 2008 National PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year

Ina Ahern teaches chemistry, physics, and environmental science at Plymouth Regional High School. A high school science teacher for 25 years, Ina often makes presentations to other educators about how to incorporate the local environment into teaching. In 2006, she was one of a pioneer group of teachers to participate in the yearlong program, A …

Katharine Fralick – 2007 National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree

Katharine Fralick, Professor of Education, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire Katharine (Katy) Fralick has taught at Plymouth State University for 20 years. All of her undergraduate education students receive PLT training to introduce them to various teaching strategies and to help them become comfortable with both the content and skills they will need to teach. …