October 24, 2014—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Getting kids
outdoors and actively engaged in learning is a tough task in a day where TV and
video games seem to come first. But that is exactly what Project Learning
Tree’s Walk in the Forest aims to do—starting with teachers.
Throughout the school year, hundreds of teachers and
pre-service—or student—teachers converge at forests across the state for Walk
in the Forest, a PLT initiative aimed
at getting environmental education implemented in classrooms across the state
“We like to say that we use PLT
as a window to the world. It’s a program that’s based on environmental
education but it doesn’t teach students what to think, it teaches students how
to think, how to discover and how to come to their own conclusions about the
environment and about other things in life,” Jordan Herrin, Texas A&M
Forest Service district forester and Sam Houston State University Walk in the
Forest coordinator, said.
A premier environmental education
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