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PLT Webinar Series Starts January 17th with Chance to Win $2,800 Air Quality Egg Learning Package!

New Webinar Series: Transforming Schools with PLT GreenSchools
Project Learning Tree’s GreenSchools program inspires students to apply their STEM and investigative skills to create greener and healthier schools. Our new series of free webinars will provide teachers, administrators, students, and other Green Team members with valuable information and ideas on how to implement PLT’s GreenSchools Investigations.

Importantly with PLT GreenSchools, it’s students who lead the way and these webinars will showcase how students are making changes and taking ownership of projects they lead to reduce their school’s environmental footprint. 

Mark your Calendar: Thurs., Jan. 17, 2019

The first webinar in the series—Improving the Air You Breathe at Your School—will take place next Thursday, January 17th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST.

Click here to register. By registering you will also have access to the recorded webinar, so you can watch it on demand.

In this free webinar

  • We’ll introduce you to the Air Quality Egg learning system that enables students to easily conduct scientific experiments using real-time air quality data that they collect.
  • Student and teacher teams from Upper Merion Middle School (an urban school near Philadelphia, PA) and Moravia High School (a rural school in upstate NY) will share how they have tracked and analyzed air quality data.
  • A Horticulture Technician from Cornell University, Environmental, Health, and Safety Department will share how they use the Air Quality Egg system to examine the effects of carbon dioxide levels on the growth rate of plants.
  • You’ll have a chance to win an Air Quality Egg learning package worth $2,800 which includes an Air Quality Egg device, a one-year subscription, educator training and tech support.

Air Quality at Your School:

Help your students become citizen scientists by sharing air quality data with others from around the world as part of a global science project. Register now for our Jan. 17 webinar to learn how.

Here also are a few suggestions from PLT’s Environmental Quality Investigation for ways to improve air quality at your school:

  • Ensure there are no obstructions blocking air intakes and exhaust vents
  • Stop vehicles from idling near outdoor air intakes
  • Make sure that temperatures and humidity are maintained within acceptable ranges
  • Check that restrooms have operating exhaust fans
  • Verify that chemicals are used only with adequate ventilation and when the building is unoccupied by students
  • Check for peeling or flaking paint (if your school was built before 1980, there may be a lead hazard)

Join us on Jan. 17 for the first PLT GreenSchools webinar in 2019.

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2019 International Day of Forests! March 21st, 2019 

It’s the International Day of Forests on 21 March and the theme this year is forests and education. To help mark the day, we’re inviting teachers and instructors to send us a short video that shows how they teach future generations about the importance of forests. The winner will join us in Rome on 21 March to help celebrate the International Day of Forests! Deadline for entries is 15 December 2018.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word through your networks. Here are some suggested tweets.

  • Show us how you teach children about forests and win a trip to Rome! http://bit.ly/2DgRCr2 #IntlForestDay
  • How do you teach kids to learn to love forests? Tell us how and win a trip to Rome! http://bit.ly/2DgRCr2 #IntlForestDay

Visit the International Day of Forests website to learn more: http://www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests/teachers-contest