Idaho Project Learning Tree

Idaho Project Learning Tree

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So grateful for the Idaho Project Learning Tree for the wonderful Professional Development Weekend we had at Riverstone this weekend. They introduced us to Curb It and the amazing recycling program they have in Boise that I am hoping to help implement in the City of Nampa, and in my own school. Lot's of discussions and hurdles to over come first, but now I have the connections to help that on it's way.

Facebook is the perfect place to share Project Learning Tree information and all the wonderful programs they have and what they do. I encourage educators K-12 to check them out and see what they are all about. The hands on education and field trips are amazing for teachers and students alike. Let's spread the word.

Award-winning hands-on education activities provided through professional development trainings for teachers and others who work with youth.

Learn about Idaho's trees, forests and the rest of the environment! Project Learning Tree is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. It is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

Operating as usual

07/02/2021

Be careful this weekend. And always.

Forest fires start when there are three factors present: oxygen, fuel and an ignition source such as fireworks, an un-doused campfire, a lit cigarette butt, a hot car engine on dry grass. It only takes a SPARK to ignite a catastrophic wildfire in the hot and dry forests of Idaho. Catastrophic wildfires kill humans and wildlife, destroy property and habitat and threaten our clean water, air and productive soils. Please leave fireworks at home and be careful to put campfires and cigarette butts dead out and take other precautions that would prevent a human-caused spark that may ignite a fire in our beloved Idaho forests. Learn more at https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/fire/

More Than Trees | LearnForests.org 07/01/2021

More Than Trees | LearnForests.org

Fun new book from our friends in Oregon!

More Than Trees | LearnForests.org This 16-page publication for the “early reader” uses familiar vocabulary and appealing illustrations to teach about forests and the wildlife that depend on them in a format that children are able to read and enjoy by themselves. Insets with smaller text throughout the book provide more details a...

4th of July STEM Activities | Celebrate Independence Day 07/01/2021

4th of July STEM Activities | Celebrate Independence Day

4th of July STEM Activities | Celebrate Independence Day Celebrate Independence Day in style with these fun 4th of July STEM activities for kids that you can do at home! Learn and explore while having a good time.

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

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Meet our July 7 eeWEBINAR speakers!

📊🔍 Alison Bowers: Research consultant and methodologist at Stanford University in Nicole Ardoin’s Social Ecology Lab with a PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation.

🌳🐟 Martha Monroe: Professor and associate director at the University of Florida’s School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences.

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Summer reading for all ages - and fun and flexible PD for teachers! 06/29/2021

Summer reading for all ages - and fun and flexible PD for teachers!

Beat the heat with fun flexible virtual PD and summer reading ideas!

Summer reading for all ages - and fun and flexible PD for teachers! NEED Contact [email protected] to ask about PLT scholarships that are generously provided by the Idaho STEM Action Center.

06/29/2021

Adaptations for the win!

Shortly after a fire, whether a wildfire or a #rxfire, some critters seek out burned areas to proliferate. The black fire beetle loves all kinds of fire – the hotter the better - and will mate near the glowing wood and hot ashes, and then lay its eggs under the bark of freshy burned trees. These beetles have antennae that are so sensitive to smoke, they can detect just a few parts per billion of smoke particles in the air. They also have sensors in little pits on each side of their thorax to help detect heat. The US Air Force has studied these critters for years to improve their heat-sensing technology. By applying #goodfire to the landscape, we can help reduce these the number of wildfires, and in turn reduce the opportunity for black fire beetle infestations.

Photo courtesy of AG Prof. Schmitz/Wikimedia Commons

Super Conference 2021 - August 5, 2021 06/28/2021

Super Conference 2021 - August 5, 2021

The Super Conference will be.... SUPER!! Sign up today.

Super Conference 2021 - August 5, 2021 Super Conference 2021 by Idaho Teachers on August 5, 2021. . Register now, and learn more!

Why a Tree Is the Friend We Need Right Now 06/23/2021

Why a Tree Is the Friend We Need Right Now

"We could all use a steady, strong friend right now."

Why a Tree Is the Friend We Need Right Now

06/23/2021

Be careful out there!

🌩️🌲Outdoor #Lightning Safety Tips
The only safe action is to get inside a safe building/vehicle. If you can't...
⚡️Avoid open fields & hills.
⚡️Stay away from tall objects & trees.
⚡️If in a group, spread out.
⚡️Stay away from water/wet items.
⚡️A tent does NOT offer protection.

06/23/2021

Idaho educators of all grade levels! Don't miss this incredible professional development opportunity. "PLT Explorations" is a virtual 1-credit class, in which educators will engage with proven Project Learning Tree (PLT) hands-on activities that foster young learners’ wonder and curiosity about the natural world as they safely take them outdoors to learn and bring nature into the classroom. You will have plans to use materials from the course with students both indoors and out, whether teaching in the classroom or somewhere else. Learn more and sign up at IdahoForests.org/plt

Idaho educators of all grade levels! Don't miss this incredible professional development opportunity. "PLT Explorations" is a virtual 1-credit class, in which educators will engage with proven Project Learning Tree (PLT) hands-on activities that foster young learners’ wonder and curiosity about the natural world as they safely take them outdoors to learn and bring nature into the classroom. You will have plans to use materials from the course with students both indoors and out, whether teaching in the classroom or somewhere else. Learn more and sign up at IdahoForests.org/plt

Neighborhood Chipping Event - Idaho Firewise 06/22/2021

Neighborhood Chipping Event - Idaho Firewise

Friends in the St. Maries area - here's a great opportunity for your firewise cleanup. Figuring out what to do with the trimmings is often a pain. Problem solved this weekend!

Neighborhood Chipping Event - Idaho Firewise Bring your limbs/branches to this free chipping event brought to you by Idaho Firewise and the Idaho Department of Lands. Chipper Location: Idaho Department of Lands1806 Main AveSt. Maries, ID 83861 Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27, 202110 am – 4 pm

06/22/2021

This professional development opportunity is for teachers of all grades and subjects! This self-paced online 1-credit workshop is hosted jointly by Idaho Agriculture in the Classroom, Project Learning Tree and Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission. Learn about our proven activities and resources for engaging students in place-based learning. You’ll leave with plans to nurture student literacy about Idaho’s working landscapes while addressing your curriculum and state standards whether teaching in the classroom or remotely – both indoors and out. Sign up at IdahoForests.org/plt

This professional development opportunity is for teachers of all grades and subjects! This self-paced online 1-credit workshop is hosted jointly by Idaho Agriculture in the Classroom, Project Learning Tree and Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission. Learn about our proven activities and resources for engaging students in place-based learning. You’ll leave with plans to nurture student literacy about Idaho’s working landscapes while addressing your curriculum and state standards whether teaching in the classroom or remotely – both indoors and out. Sign up at IdahoForests.org/plt

Timeline Photos 06/14/2021

Perspective.

#DYK that smoke is made of tiny particles that are harmful to your health when inhaled? Particles in smoke are more than 30 times smaller than a single grain of sand! Depending on the severity of the fire, the weather, and the distance, smoke can travel a long ways from its source. It can affect people many hundreds of miles away.

#smokeready2021 #idahodeq #airquality #forestfires #camping

Two virtual Project Wild courses begin June 10 and July 1 06/11/2021

Two virtual Project Wild courses begin June 10 and July 1

Great PD opportunities from our friend Lori Adams at Idaho Project WILD. Don't worry that you missed the June 10 beginning for the Bees class. Lori says you can get started anytime!

Two virtual Project Wild courses begin June 10 and July 1 Are you seeking fun, valuable and easy-to-use lessons to teach children and students of all ages about the many of wonders of nature? Project WILD through Idaho Fish and Game is offering two workshops for adults starting in June. The workshops are mostly virtual and on your own time. Professional de...

W**d It and Reap: Attracting Hummingbirds 06/08/2021

W**d It and Reap: Attracting Hummingbirds

Do you like hummingbirds? Read this article by our friend Elizabeth Dickey of the Idaho Botanical Garden.

https://www.idahopress.com/townnews/botany/weed-it-and-reap-attracting-hummingbirds/article_26590b4c-628b-5dd4-8bcf-83e787554332.html

W**d It and Reap: Attracting Hummingbirds I have the pleasure of attending most of the classes presented by the Idaho Botanical Garden. Those offered this year by Liz Urban, Golden Eagle Audubon Society, and Jackie Jarboe,

University of Idaho grad student studies tree rings at Yellowstone to learn about wildfires 05/26/2021

University of Idaho grad student studies tree rings at Yellowstone to learn about wildfires

A University of Idaho grad studies tree rings in Yellowstone to learn about wildfires!

University of Idaho grad student studies tree rings at Yellowstone to learn about wildfires Karen Heeter, a third-year graduate student at the University of Idaho, wanted to see what the rings of a tree could tell her about climate change.

Summer fun for educators - learn, recharge, get credit, enjoy! 05/26/2021

Summer fun for educators - learn, recharge, get credit, enjoy!

Summer fun for educators - learn, recharge, get credit, enjoy!

05/15/2021

Here's a graphic to add to your "Tree Cookies" lesson plan folder.

This slice shows how forest thinning can free up resources for remaining trees, allowing the trees to grow larger, more quickly and sequester more carbon from the atmosphere.

Source: Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

FOREST FAST BREAK: Fire Safety 05/14/2021

FOREST FAST BREAK: Fire Safety

FOREST FAST BREAK: Fire Safety Learn about fire safety guidelines and tips in and around forests.

River Runner 05/13/2021

River Runner

Add this fun app to your watershed lessons!

River Runner Watch the path of a raindrop from anywhere in the United States.

Home - Idaho Firewise 05/12/2021

Home - Idaho Firewise

It's wildfire awareness month. Here are some easy tips to increase your home's fire safety.

Home - Idaho Firewise Idaho Firewise, Inc. Support Idaho Firewise Whether it is a one-time donation or a monthly contribution, your support enables us to coordinate, support and promote statewide wildland fire education. Give now Idaho Firewise Garden Self-guided garden tour material available for the Idaho Firewise Demo...

DIY Hovercraft | Science project | Education.com 05/12/2021

DIY Hovercraft | Science project | Education.com

DIY hovercraft!

DIY Hovercraft | Science project | Education.com

Place-Based PD Credits for PK-12th Educators 05/11/2021

Place-Based PD Credits for PK-12th Educators

Teachers and others who work with youth, PreK-12. What will you learn this summer?

Place-Based PD Credits for PK-12th Educators Do you need help paying for PLT workshops? Contact [email protected] to ask about PLT scholarships that are generously provided by the Idaho STEM Action Center.

The Challenge – Plant the Moon Challenge 05/11/2021

The Challenge – Plant the Moon Challenge

Ooh!

The Challenge – Plant the Moon Challenge The Challenge Take your own giant leap into lunar exploration with real lunar soil simulant from the Exolith Laboratory! Participants in the Plant the Moon Challenge will join a global science experiment and research challenge to examine how vegetable crops can grow in lunar soil. Each team will rec...

Sustainable Forestry Tour · Idaho Forests Products Commission 05/10/2021

Sustainable Forestry Tour · Idaho Forests Products Commission

Are you a 6th-12th grade Idaho teacher or counselor looking for a unique and inspiring professional development opportunity that will place you in some of the most beautiful outdoor settings Idaho has to offer? Join us for a Mini-Sustainable Forestry Tour! We have created an amazing 2-credit experience that allows you to safely tour beautiful forests and high-tech mills, meet and learn from passionate people, eat delicious food, get proven activities for the classroom and be treated like the VIP that you are! This is an excellent professional development opportunity for those who engage youth through career education, agriculture/natural resources, CTE, sciences, social studies, language arts, and other STEM subjects and skills. Learn more and sign up today at https://idahoforests.org/conte.../sustainable-forestry-tour/ Travel reimbursements are available!

Sustainable Forestry Tour · Idaho Forests Products Commission FAQs SFT 2020

05/07/2021

Sign up now for this outstanding workshop from three outstanding organizations. Build your understanding of key concepts, content and connections among wildfires, water and climate. Increase your climate literacy to better understand and communicate about these topics. Discover how and why earth’s climate is changing, how it impacts our global and local natural resources, and what community solutions are possible to mitigate climate change. Virtual course will focus on content. Field experiences will build on that knowledge and focus on teaching these topics to 4th-12th grade students and adults. Receive training and award-winning materials from Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Boise State University. Learn more and sign up at https://idahoforests.org/content-item/project-learning-tree/

Sign up now for this outstanding workshop from three outstanding organizations. Build your understanding of key concepts, content and connections among wildfires, water and climate. Increase your climate literacy to better understand and communicate about these topics. Discover how and why earth’s climate is changing, how it impacts our global and local natural resources, and what community solutions are possible to mitigate climate change. Virtual course will focus on content. Field experiences will build on that knowledge and focus on teaching these topics to 4th-12th grade students and adults. Receive training and award-winning materials from Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Boise State University. Learn more and sign up at https://idahoforests.org/content-item/project-learning-tree/

05/05/2021

Thank you, teachers!

05/05/2021

Fun ideas!

Check out PLT's Looking at Leaves Family Activity, and learn along with your children or students https://www.plt.org/family-activity/looking-at-leaves/
Then, make leaf confetti with the leaves you observe.
Green Explorers Academy
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Florida Urban Forestry Council

Idaho Student Photo Contest winners announced 05/04/2021

Idaho Student Photo Contest winners announced

Such talented student photographers!

Idaho Student Photo Contest winners announced

Support Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives 05/04/2021

Support Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives

Here is another way to support Idaho PLT by donating to our partners. We appreciate being able to work with Idaho STEM Action Center in a variety of ways.
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/idaho-stem-action-center-foundation

Support Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives I’m ready to support Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation on April 29, 2021 during Idaho Gives. Learn more about Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation and all the other organizations participating in #IdahoGives.

Support Idaho Firewise, Inc. in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives 05/04/2021

Support Idaho Firewise, Inc. in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives

Are you enjoying Idaho Gives? At this moment, almost $2 Million have been raised for 620 organizations. That's amazing! Would you like to support Idaho PLT? You may do that by donating to our partners at Idaho Firewise. We do good fire education work together.
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/idaho-firewise-inc

Support Idaho Firewise, Inc. in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives I’m ready to support Idaho Firewise, Inc. on April 29, 2021 during Idaho Gives. Learn more about Idaho Firewise, Inc. and all the other organizations participating in #IdahoGives.

05/04/2021

Wow!

2021 Flour Engineering Challenge

Congratulations to our Idaho Winners from Prairie Jr/Sr High School in Cottonwood!

Prairie High School sophomores Morgan Poxleitiner and Colton McElroy competed in an international engineering challenge this Spring. The 2021 Fluor Challenge was one for the record books! More than 6,100 students from 20 countries participated in the 2021 Fluor Engineering Challenge.

Equipped with just thirty sheets of paper and a roll of tape,
kindergarteners through seniors in high school built impressive structures by rolling, folding, taping, and twisting. More than 3,500 paper towers were built during the competition. Morgan and Colton (The Cavemen) placed 1st in their age division as well as overall. Morgan and Colton constructed a tower that was 12 ft tall, using 23 of the 30 pieces of paper.

04/30/2021

Happy Arbor Day! Check out the work of talented Idaho 5th-12th grade students. Congratulations, Photo Contest winners!

Happy Arbor Day! We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 "Look to the Forest" Photo Contest. Congratulations to all the 5th – 12th grade Idaho students who participated in the contest. See the amazing first place and honorable mentions winners and read their photographers' statements at https://contest.idahoforests.org/winners/

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Idaho Project Learning Tree spring 2021.
#ThruTheTreesVideoContest
Check out this "Paper Slide Video" by Clare Marsala's 5th grade students at Pepper Ridge Elementary in the Meridian Scho...

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