An excerpt from CNN article, "Outdoor classrooms reenergize kids during the pandemic" by Amy Chillag:
"Project Learning Tree is an environmental education program that gets children from prekindergarten through 12th grade out into nature to explore and learn about their environment -- with a focus on trees. It's part of the non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
'It's super fun. We do a whole bunch of activities,' 10-year-old Bergen told CNN. 'I just love all the colors of nature being outside.'
The program, offered in all 50 states, aligns with Common Core State Standards in science, social studies, language arts and math. Just in time for fall, they learn why leaves turn yellow."