How to think, not what to think. PLT provides educators the tools they need to bring the environment into the classroom, and their students into the environment. PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think to help prepare the next generation with the critical thinking and problem solving skills they will need to solve complex environmental issues for the future.
Environmental education helps meet emerging challenges. The United Nations estimates that over the next 30 years the world’s population will increase from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion. This growth will place greater pressure on our planet’s resources, requiring ever more sustainable solutions to supply our needs. Meeting the ecological, economic, cultural, and spiritual needs of the world’s people will require understanding and creative problem solving.