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Project Ideas

Project-based learning provides students with hands-on opportunities to learn new skills and engage in solutions to real-world challenges.

According to PBLWorks, project-based learning prepares students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit. The intentional connection to place solidifies a rigorous and authentic learning experience for students. The Seven Step Framework, with one of the accompanying featured projects, is the ideal foundation in which to build project-based learning experiences. Start transforming your classroom today.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Photography is a powerful tool for storytelling. Students can join the National Wildlife® Photo Contest and tell their story of wildlife and wild places around the country.

teacher teaching students in garden

Ready, set ... reduce! Classrooms will go head-to-head in a race to cut their carbon emissions, utilizing a carbon calculator to evaluate progress.

kid planting seeds

Using project and place-based learning strategies, students will learn about the life cycle and habitat needs of the monarch, developing action plans and implementing solutions for this keystone species.

students in a Greenpoint school

The Greenpoint Eco-Schools team successfully implemented sustainability measures across an entire community. Read stories of projects in action and discover tips for student-led projects.