Project Learning Tree
DCR is the state sponsor of Project Learning Tree (PLT) in Massachusetts. PLT is an award-winning, nationally-recognized program. It consists of a PreK-8 activity guide, themed modules for secondary students, and supplementary materials for teachers. PLT focuses on trees, forests, forest ecology and their place in human culture and enterprise. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed for diverse teaching and learning styles. It develops awareness, engages critical thinking skills and promotes constructive action. DCR supports PLT through workshops and other professional development opportunities for classroom teachers, home school parents, youth group leaders, nature center staff and those who work with young people.
Check out the accessible events that are available within Massachusetts' State Parks including boating, hiking, canoeing, and cycling. Read more
Educational Field Trip Opportunities
School's out, but why not continue learning on one of DCR's educational field trips?
Choose from forest ecology, tracking dinosaur footprints, learning about animal habitats, and more.
Take to the Woods
Scenic Viewing Areas Massachusetts mountain summits offer excellent fall foliage vistas from the Berkshires to the Boston area.
Trails and Bike Paths Gain a bird’s-eye-view of the season’s colors by hiking to summit tops,or enjoy a pleasant walk under brilliantly hued canopies, alongside ponds, streams and meadows. DCR bike rail trails are also popular locations for enjoying fall foliage, while walking, bike riding, skating or horseback riding. Walking Clubs Enjoy foliage views and pleasant company by joining an organized hiking or walking club in the state parks.
Walking Clubs - Enjoy foliage views and pleasant company by joining an organized hiking or walking club in the state parks.