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Use the environment to engage children in learning – both outside and indoors.

Curriculum - High School

Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers

Green Jobs Guide CoverHelp youth discover careers in sustainable forestry and conservation! PLT's Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers guide includes four hands-on instructional activities to help youth research forestry jobs, and practice managing and monitoring forest resources. It is designed for educators, career and guidance counselors, Scouts, 4-H, and FFA leaders, foresters, and job training advisors to use with learners aged 12–25.

Get your copy of the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers guide (available in print or as an e-book) from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida.

 

 

Teaching with i-Tree

Photo of Teaching with iTree bookPLT’s free Teaching with i-Tree unit, designed for use with middle and high school students, includes three hands-on activities that engage students in discovering and analyzing the many ecosystem services that trees provide. Students use the free, online i-Tree Design software – developed by the U.S. Forest Service –  to calculate the dollar value of the benefits provided by a tree or a set of trees

The activities can be used in formal classroom settings or with nonformal groups, such as scouts, students enrolled in afterschool programs, and visitors to nature centers and parks. They require minimal preparation and supplies, and work in urban, suburban, or rural settings. Download Teaching with i-Tree.

 

Global Connections: Forests of the World

Cover of Forests Of The World textbookGlobal Connections: Forests of the World was developed by Project Learning Tree in partnership with the World Forestry Center. The secondary module’s activities provide students with opportunities to apply scientific processes and higher order thinking skills while investigating world forestry issues and conducting service-learning action projects.

Get your copy of Global Connections: Forests of the World secondary module from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida.

 

 

 

Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests

Cover of Focus on Forests textbookExploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests is designed to foster student understanding of — and appreciation for — the forested lands throughout North America. The module’s activities provide an opportunity for hands-on study of forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management, and other subject areas.

Get your copy of the Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests secondary module from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida. 

 

 

 

Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live

Cover of Places We Live textbokExploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live provides educators with a useful tool for place-based education to help create a bond between young citizens and their communities. Students will explore current and future community environmental issues, enabling them to make informed decisions about those issues.

Get your copy of the Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live secondary module from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida.

 

 

 

Exploring Environmental Issues: Biodiversity

cover of biodiversity textbookExploring Environmental Issues: Biodiversity was developed by Project Learning Tree in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.

In this sixty-page module, students learn that decisions about growth and development, energy use and water quality, and even human health, all rest to some extent on perspectives about biodiversity.

Get your copy of the Exploring Environmental Issues: Biodiversity secondary module from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida. 

 

 

Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests Biotechnology Supplement

cover of Biotechnology textbookThe Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Risk Biotechnology Supplement is designed for high school and community college educators in the fields of Biology, Environmental Science, Social Studies, and Agriculture. A special effort has been made to construct activities that support instruction in AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and AP Human Geography.

This module was created as a supplement to PLT’s Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Risk curriculum. Get your copy from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida.

 

 

Southeastern Forests and Climate Change

Photo of Southeastern Forests and Climate Change textbookProject Learning Tree and the University of Florida developed the Southeastern Forests and Climate Change secondary module to help educators in the Southeast teach about climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, the role of forests in sequestering carbon, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changing climatic conditions. The module explores these concepts in 14 experiential activities by using research related to the goals of PINEMAP—a regional research, education, and extension program focused on southern pine management and climate change.

Get your copy of the Southeastern Forests and Climate Change e-unit from PLT's Shop or attend a Project Learning Tree professional development training in Florida. 

 

 

GreenSchools

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PLT's GreenSchools Investigations engages students in STEM as they investigate their school site, energy use, water, waste and recycling practices. Five investigations empower students to make their schools green and healthy.

Get your print copy of the complete set pf GreenSchools Investigations, including the Adult Leader Guide from PLT's Shop or download each individual investigation for free here.