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Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an environmental education program that presents a balanced approach to teaching our children about our forests, forestry, and the environment. It uses the forest as a"window" into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it.

PLT is a source of interdisciplinary instructional activities and provides workshops and in-service programs for teachers, foresters, park and nature center staff, and youth group leaders. PLT works in the city and the country, whether there is a forest or a single tree. It helps prepare students to make wise decisions about conservation practices and resource use.

PLT Workshop Calendar 

Contact Rob Beadel for workshop information via email or at (501) 374-2441.

 

Here is a listing of PLT-related professional development workshops currently scheduled.

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

July 7, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Arch Ford Education Service Coop

Plumerville, AR

Teachers can register online at https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=276911 or contact Sheila Connerly at sheila.connerly@agfc.ar.gov for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

July 12, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Education Center

Columbus, AR (near Hope)

Teachers can register online at https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=274608 or Contact Barbara Miller millerb@adeq.state.ar.us for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.

 

Recycling Economics

July 14, 2016

8:30 - 3:30

First United Methodist Church

701 W. Main Street

Blytheville, AR

Register online at http://goo.gl/forms/NVTeY5Q1qm

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

July 15, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Henderson State University Campus

EDC 108

Arkadelphia, AR

Contact Betty Ramsey at ramseyb@hsu.edu for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.

 

PLT Early Childhood and Growing Up WILD Workshop

July 19, 2016

9:00 - 3:30

Valley View High School

Project Lab Room 200

Jonesboro, AR

Teachers can register online at https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=275919  or contact Tammy Winslow twinslow@crmail.k12.ar.us for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

July 20, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Valley View High School

Project Lab Room 200

Jonesboro, AR

Teachers can register online at https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=277116 or contact Tammy Winslow twinslow@crmail.k12.ar.us for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.


PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

July 26, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Lake Dardanelle State Park
Russellville, AR

Contact Sasha Bowles at sasha.bowles@arkansas.gov for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.

 

PLT Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Workshop

July 26 and 28, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 both days

First Step of Glenwood

Glenwood, AR

Contact Janet Massey at j.m.massey@outlook.com for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.


PLT-WET-WILD Wetland Focus Workshop

July 28, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Westside Wastewater Treatment Facility and Woolsey Wet Prairie

Fayetteville, AR

Contact Barbara Miller millerb@adeq.state.ar.us for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door.

  

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

August 2, 2016

8:30 - 4:30

Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center

Pine Bluff, AR

Contact Eric Maynard Eric.Maynard@agfc.ar.gov for details.

There will be a $10 materials fee collected at the door. 

 

Do the Rot Thing Composting Workshop

August 3, 2016

8:30 - 3:30

SE Arkansas Education Service Cooperative

Conference Room C

Monticello, AR 

Register online at https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=274522

 

Regional PLT-WET-WILD Ecosystem Workshop

October 9-11, 2016

Lake Fort Smith State Park

Mountainburg, AR

Cost: $75; covers two nights lodging, meals, and materials

Click here for more details.


PLT/Arkansas State Curriculum Correlations - click on subject/grade to download PDF

Bibliographies - PDFs


Benefits

Children learn how to think, but not what to think, about our complex environment, discover how subjects and skills taught in classroom relate to the world around them, develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, evaluation, and research, and have fun while learning. Teachers receive a ready-to-use PLT guide, resource materials, and a complimentary subscription to PLT's newsletter, the Branch, filled with teaching ideas and activities, discover over 175 activities that help teach science, mathematics, language, arts, social studies, humanities, and other subjects, and participate in a creative workshop that helps improve classroom skills.

Getting Involved

You find out about PLT resources and activities at a workshop or university course held in your area, where you will meet with foresters, resource professionals, and other educators. During this workshop you will:

  • Participate in hands-on PLT activities, both indoors and out.
  • Learn more about trees and forest ecology from foresters.
  • Expand your knowledge and teaching skills.
  • Find out how PLT can enliven your curriculum.
  • Meet and share ideas, information, and resources with other professionals.

At the workshops, you will receive training in PLT activities and have the opportunity to plan ways in which the activities can be used in your classroom or program. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase the PLT curriculum at the conclusion of the workshop for a $10 fee.

 

To find out when the next PLT teacher workshop will be held in your area, call (501) 374-2441 or e-mail Rob Beadel.

Explore the National PLT web site.

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