A decline in the numbers and health of pollinators such as bees, birds, and butterflies poses a threat to biodiversity, global food webs and human health.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education
Project Learning Tree (PLT) program has helped engage millions of students in environment and STEM education. In Virginia yesterday, I saw PLT in action when I attended a GreenSchools! program training for local teachers and students. PLT’s GreenSchools! is a program of the American Forest Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education PLT GreenSchools!
When President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir stood atop the mountains of Yosemite and argued the merits of conservation and/or preservation, neither would have guessed that the greatest threat to the country’s natural resources would not come from external pressures but rather the internal disconnect that would occur between land and people.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education Opinion
The number of monarch butterflies migrating from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico has increased this year, according to a study released yesterday. This is good news for many Project Learning Tree students and their teachers who worked hard last year to create butterfly gardens in their schools and communities as part of MonarchLIVE.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education
Georgia’s private forests provide people with services worth more than $37.6 billion per year, according to a new report made public today in Atlanta. “Quantifying the Value of Non-Timber Ecosystem Services from Georgia’s Private Forests”, supported in part by AFF, was presented to Gov. Nathan Deal at the Georgia State Capitol.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners