2023 Back to School – New Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide

Back to School with Project Learning Tree Canada!
This School Year Bring Learning to Life
with Activities for Grades K-8

Let nature be your classroom with Project Learning Tree Canada’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide. Our supplementary curriculum is easy to integrate into your existing lessons as the activities incorporate math, science, language arts, social studies, and more. Download free, hands-on activities to try with your students! 

Back to School.
Back to Nature.

Build collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and STEM skills when you introduce your students to nature. Try three free Project Learning Tree activities with your students!

Get Engaging Activities for the Entire School Year!

Are you looking for more ways to help students explore nature? Check out PLT Canada’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide!

This supplementary curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The activities present students with real-world opportunities to understand how their actions affect the world around them and apply STEM skills.

Use the activities to connect students to the outdoors, no matter if you live in a rural or urban area.

E-Book: $26.99

Pre-Order Print Guide: $49.99 (plus receive a free digital copy for a limited time)

Hands-On Activities

Get students excited about nature with multidisciplinary, hands-on activities

Connections to Standards

Aligned to CMEC’s Global Competencies and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Flexible Lesson Plans

The activities include ways to adapt them for different learning styles and abilities

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Digital Activity Collections!

Spark curiosity and wonder with PLT Canada’s easy-to-use activity collections. Each theme-based collection includes three flexible activities that can be used as stand-alone activities or as a cohesive unit of instruction. Each collection includes 3 activities for just $9.99!

PLT Canada's New K-8 Activity Guide Includes:

✔  50 multidisciplinary activities
✔  Background information, worksheets, and assessments
✔  Ways to connect students to nature and the outdoors in both rural and urban areas
✔  Ideas for enhancing and extending the activities
✔  Activities to enhance lesson plans about ecosystems, patterns, biodiversity, and more

What teachers are saying about
PLT Canada's new activity guide

“The K-8 Activity Guide, “Explore your Environment” is perfect for all educators looking for a way to integrate cross-curricular lessons that implement ideas of forest literacy and environmental conservation. The guide is highly adaptable to meet each educator’s unique needs and provides the necessary resources and background information to create successful and meaningful lessons. The guide contains hands-on activities and incorporate elements of the inquiry process that learners of all ages can engage with.”

– Marilyn S. (British Columbia)

“PLT Canada is a tremendous resource for educators when it comes to teaching environmental education in a cross-curricular manner. Each activity and lesson is carefully designed to align with multiple curriculum areas such as science, language arts, social studies, arts education, and more. It helps me as a teacher to seamlessly integrate environmental education into my daily lessons and enrich the learning experience for students.”

– Janet L. (British Columbia)

Students in Grades K-2 Will...

  • Describe changes they observe in the environment around them
  • Model the life stages of a tree
  • Identify signs of animal life outdoors
  • Set up an experiment to determine what plants need to grow
  • Classify products that come from trees
  • Make their own paper
  • And more!

Students in Grades 3-5 Will...

  • Learn about the value of biodiversity
  • Model how trees compete to meet their essential needs
  • Conduct an investigation to discover why leaves change color in the fall
  • Examine the pros and cons of product packaging
  • Design a plan for saving water
  • Explore jobs related to forest resources
  • And more!

Students in Grades 6-8 Will...

  • Generate a plan for managing a forested area
  • Give a persuasive presentation on protecting an endangered species
  • Conduct a community survey to learn how people in their neighbourhood perceive and benefit from trees
  • Propose actions to address local environmental justice issues
  • Depict a product’s life cycle and all the resources used to make it
  • Analyze trends in carbon dioxide levels
  • And more!

About Project Learning Tree Canada

Project Learning Tree Canada advances environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways using trees and forests as windows on the world.

We offer fun, hands-on interdisciplinary activities, suitable for all ages and settings, and high-quality professional development for educators.

PLT Canada is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Download Free Activities

Get your feet wet and try these fun
and free activities with your students!

Grades K-2: Backyard Naturalist
Grades 3-5: Charting Biodiversity
Grades 6-8: Field, Forest, and Stream