Other Classroom Resources

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree® is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for PreK-12-grade educators and students. A program of the American Forest Foundation, PLT is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. It meets state and national education standards, and topics range from forests, wildlife and water to community planning, waste management and energy.

Achieve these goals

  • Increase students' understanding of our environment
  • Stimulate students' critical and creative thinking
  • Develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues
  • Instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment

Attend one six-hour pre-K-through-8 workshop, and get these materials

  • Curriculum guide containing nearly 100 activities
  • Correlations to the Show-Me Standards
  • Access to a network of educators linked by a common interest
  • A curriculum easily adaptable to many settings, with appeal to children of all ages, backgrounds and learning styles
  • The national PLT newsletter, The Branch

Students will enjoy these fun, hands-on activities

  • Explore history as it comes alive in their hands in Tree Cookies.
  • Exercise their personalities as a tree in Every Tree For Itself.
  • Discover creative writing skills in Poet Tree.
  • Calculate water use in Every Drop Counts.
  • Practice mapping multicultural and global uses of natural resources with Resource Go Around.

High School Modules

  • Curriculum modules address contemporary environmental issues.
  • Modules include: Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests, Forest Ecology, Solid Waste Management, Risk Assessment, World Forests, The Built Environment and Biodiversity
  • Fun and challenging for older students
  • Correlates with lessons in social studies, language arts, science, geography and math
  • Offers opportunities for thematic units, research projects and field studies

Join A PLT Workshop

Contact your local conservation education consultant for more information.

Project WILD

A program of the Council for Environmental Education, Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.

Emphasizing wildlife’s intrinsic value, Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet. Through balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD promotes awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment.

Attend one six-hour Project WILD workshop to receive these benefits

  • Curriculum guides containing more than 100 activities
  • Correlations to the Show-Me Standards
  • Access to a network of educators linked by a common interest
  • Ways to take advantage of children's natural interest in WILD life
  • Activities easily adaptable to many settings, with appeal to children of all ages, backgrounds and learning styles
  • Hands-on, fun and interdisciplinary activities

Students will exercise and develop a variety of skills

  • Predict the effect of habitat loss on migrating waterfowl in Migration Headache
  • Chart the growth rate of a WILD life population in Turkey Trouble
  • Discover creative writing skills in Animal Poetry
  • Calculate water use in Water's Going On?!
  • Map rainfall and vegetative cover in Rainfall and the Forest

Project WILD Aquatic

  • Forty more activities emphasizing aquatic WILD life and ecosystems
  • Contains aquatic extensions referenced in WILD guide
  • Aquatic guide is included in a six-hour workshop
  • Based on the same themes and concepts as the WILD guide
  • Offers opportunities for thematic units, research projects and field studies

Join a WILD workshop

Contact your local conservation education consultant for more information.