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VSU STEAM Center Professional Earns Georgia Environmental Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…AUGUST 18, 2021 VSU PROFESSIONAL EARNS GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD Jessica Pippin, Administrative Coordinator with the VSU STEAM Center awarded the 2021 Georgia Project Learning Tree Outstanding Facilitator of the Year Award. Georgia Project Learning Tree has named a Valdosta State University professional its 2021 Outstanding Facilitator of the Year. Jessica Pippin of...
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Meet Sandi Parrish, GA PLT’s 2020 Chair

Sandi Parrish, GA PLT State Steering Committee Chair, 2020 Sandi Parrish was born in Germany to a German mother and a U.S. Army dad. While her early years were filled with travel, she’s proud to call herself a Southern girl, who loves the food, culture and tree-filled countryside. Mother of two adult sons, Sandi inherited an adult daughter from her late husband, whose family has given Sandy...
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Nominations Open for 2020 GA PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year

Each year Georgia Project Learning Tree (PLT) recognizes an educator in the field who uses the PLT curriculum with students, teachers, and their communities. PLT has formally recognized the efforts of outstanding educators for their commitment to environmental education, their exemplary use of PLT, and their exceptional teaching skills. Their diverse experiences illustrate how PLT can be used...
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Plant Man

After collecting leaves outside, T (third grader) began creating pictures with leaf rubbings. He expanded on the lesson, creating a Plant Man, who saves the universe by keeping plants alive, using his powers of sunshine, water, and soil. This child, who has struggled academically, was using vocabulary words correctly such as "tsunami," "extinction," and "humanity." He was engaged in the hands-on...
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GA PLT Outstanding Educator Nominations Now Being Accepted

Pictured from left to right: Chelsea York, GA PLT Coordinator, Leslie Olig, Euchee Creek Elementary (Outstanding Educator & Organization), Kelly Jo Scott, Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village (Outstanding Facilitator), Barbara Boler, 2018 GA PLT Chair Each year Georgia PLT recognizes an educator in the field who uses the PLT curriculum with students, teachers, and their...
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J.L. Lomax Scholars are Full STEAM Ahead with Project Learning Tree

Do you know the importance of STEAM in education? STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, and according to the Georgia Department of Education, STEAM isn’t just an acronym. The stemgeorgia.org website tells us that, “STEAM education is a transformative approach to traditional teaching and learning that fosters creativity and innovative thinking in all...
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