For nearly two years, New HampshireProject Learning Tree has been working closely with Nashua District’s Bicentennial Elementary School, a model “PLT GreenSchool”. The school’s principal, Kyle Langille credits PLT in part for the school’s dramatic increase in 4th grade science scores announced today by the New Hampshire Department of Education.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education PLT GreenSchools!
About 70 students and teachers from 10 middle and high schools from the greater Tulsa area are attending a two-day professional development training workshop in Owasso, OK learning how to conduct school-wide investigations in five areas: energy use, waste and recycling, water, school site, and environmental quality (such as indoor air quality, school transportation, and use of chemicals). As one of the facilitators of this workshop, I’m teaching teams of middle- and high-school students, alongside their teachers – and this is what makes Project Learning Tree’s GreenSchools! program so unique.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education PLT GreenSchools!
As part of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, the Administration held a youth-focused listening session in Orlando, Florida, on August 26. A Project Learning Tree representative attended the session to speak up about the role environmental education should play in the initiative to connect youth to the Great Outdoors. Mark Miller, an enthusiastic PLT Facilitator from Apopka, FL shared some of his feedback from the sessionRead More >Categories: Environmental Education
Secretary Tom Vilsack released the USDA report, Private Forests, Public Benefits, that brings attention to the additional stress that our privately owned forests are facing from development, fragmentation and increased housing density. This is important to know since 56 percent of America’s forestland is privately owned by individuals and families.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Earlier this week, I introduced a proposal along with my friend Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona to reform the federal estate tax. The proposal would permanently set the estate tax rate at 35 percent, with a $5 million exemption amount phased in over 10 years and indexed for inflation. It would also provide a “stepped up basis” for inherited assets. The proposal would be included in a package of other measures intended to provide economic relief for our small businesses.Read More >Categories: News for Forest Landowners Opinion Policy