Project Learning Tree

Training, materials and professional development

Project Learning Tree® is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for PreK-12-grade educators and students. A program of the American Forest Foundation, PLT is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. It meets state and national education standards, and topics range from forests, wildlife and water to community planning, waste management and energy.

Achieve these goals

  • Increase students' understanding of our environment
  • Stimulate students' critical and creative thinking
  • Develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues
  • Instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment

Attend one six-hour pre-K-through-8 workshop, and get these materials

  • Curriculum guide containing nearly 100 activities
  • Correlations to the Show-Me Standards
  • Access to a network of educators linked by a common interest
  • A curriculum easily adaptable to many settings, with appeal to children of all ages, backgrounds and learning styles
  • The national PLT newsletter, The Branch

Students will enjoy these fun, hands-on activities

  • Explore history as it comes alive in their hands in Tree Cookies.
  • Exercise their personalities as a tree in Every Tree For Itself.
  • Discover creative writing skills in Poet Tree.
  • Calculate water use in Every Drop Counts.
  • Practice mapping multicultural and global uses of natural resources with Resource Go Around.

High school modules

  • Curriculum modules address contemporary environmental issues.
  • Modules include: Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests, Forest Ecology, Solid Waste Management, Risk Assessment, World Forests, The Built Environment and Biodiversity
  • Fun and challenging for older students
  • Correlates with lessons in social studies, language arts, science, geography and math
  • Offers opportunities for thematic units, research projects and field studies

Join a PLT workshop

Contact your local conservation education consultant for more information.

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