Environmental Education Curriculum
The Forestry Institute for Teachers integrates science, technology, engineering math and art using environmental education in the form of the following well-established and highly acclaimed curriculum.
Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it. Since 1976, PLT has reached 135 million students and trained 750,000 educators to help students learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues.
Project Learning Tree helps develop students’ awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the environment, builds their skills and ability to make informed decisions, and encourages them to take personal responsibility for sustaining the environment and our quality of life that depends on it. From its beginnings in 1976, PLT has exemplified high-quality environmental education.
Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Learn more
Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues.
Water education is more than just teaching about the water cycle (although Project WET does offer a great activity for doing just that!). Water education also helps children connect to their local watersheds and understand their relationship to local water resources. Ask Project WET educators from North Carolina to California or anywhere in between how they teach about water in their communities and each will have a different story. Learn more