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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 

Here is a listing of upcoming PLT-related professional development workshops currently scheduled across the state. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area, please contact Rob Beadel via email or at (501) 374-2441 to find out how.

 

Can’t make it to an in-person workshop?

We also offer online courses.

 

In-Person Workshops

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

September 15, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lake Ouachita State Park

Mountain Pine, AR

Contact Kayla Gomance at Lake Ouachita State Park at kayla.gomance@arkansas.gov to register.

Cost: $10/person PLT materials fee payable at the workshop.

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

 

PLT Signs of Fall Workshop

September 16, 2017

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility

Fayetteville, AR

Contact Sophie Stephenson at sophia351@gmail.com to register.

Cost: $10/person PLT materials fee payable at the workshop.

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

September 29, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

Contact Allison Freed at afreed@ozarks.edu or call (479) 979-1337 to register.

Cost: $10/person PLT materials fee payable at the workshop.

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

 

PLT-WET-WILD Workshop

October 11, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Village Creek State Park

Wynne, AR

Contact Heather Runyan at heather.runyan@arkansas.gov to register.

Cost: FREE

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

 

Teacher Conservation Tour Workshop Series

Forest to Faucet

November 2-3, 2017

Russellville, AR

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

Join us for an interactive, fun and educational workshop that will provide you with instruction on how to incorporate environmental education activities into your classes, camps, and educational programs. These hands-on professional development workshops provide you with curriculum and resources and an opportunity to will meet with foresters, resource professionals, and other educators. During a workshop you will:

  • Participate in hands-on PLT activities, both indoors and out.
  • Learn more about trees and forest ecology.
  • 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. There is a $10 per person fee for PLT workshops. Each participants will receive a PLT curriculum guide at the conclusion of the training.

 

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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