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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

Teacher Conservation Tour Workshop Series Session 1

Technology in the Forest

June 14-15, 2018

University of Arkansas Monticello

Monticello, AR

Cost: $40/person

Qualifies for 12 hours of ADE Professional Development (4 Technology Hours).

Click here for more information

 

Teacher Conservation Tour Workshop Series Session 2

Woods and Wildlife

June 28-29, 2018

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

Ft. Smith, AR

Cost: $40/person

Qualifies for 12 hours of ADE Professional Development.

Click here for more information

 

PLT & Project WILD Workshop

July 10, 2018

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Lower White River Museum State Park

Des Arc, AR

Contact Monica Smith at lowerwhiterivermuseum@arkansas.com or call (870) 256-3711 to register.

Cost:  FREE!!! Materials fee is covered by an ee360 Grant. 

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

Qualifies for 6 hours of ADE Professional Development.

 

PLT & Project WILD Pollinator Workshop

July 18, 2018

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

Little Rock, AR

Contact Hollie Sanders at Hollie.Sanders@agfc.ar.gov to register.

Cost: $10/person PLT materials fee payable by cash, check or credit card at the workshop.

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

Qualifies for 6 hours of ADE Professional Development.

 

PLT & Project WET Watershed Education Workshop

July 20, 2018

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Lake DeGray Resort State Park

Bismarck, AR

Cost: FREE!!! Materials fee and lunch is covered by an EPA 319 Grant.

Qualifies for 6 hours of ADE Professional Development.

Register online at https://tinyurl.com/PLTWater.

 

PLT Early Childhood & Growing Up WILD Workshop

July 24, 2018

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

Little Rock, AR

Contact Hollie Sanders at Hollie.Sanders@agfc.ar.gov to register.

Cost: $10/person PLT materials fee payable by cash, check or credit card at the workshop.

Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

Qualifies for 6 hours of ADE Professional Development.


PLT Nature Journaling Workshop
July 26, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
White River Regional Solid Waste Management Division
Batesville, AR
Contact Sarah Sexton at sarah@wrpdd.org to register.

Cost: FREE!!! Materials fee and lunch is covered by White River Regional Solid Waste

Qualifies for 6 hours of ADE Professional Development.

 

Teacher Conservation Tour Workshop Series Session 3

Pine to Power

November 1-2, 2018

White Hall Community Center

White Hall, AR

Cost: $40/person

Qualifies for 12 hours of ADE Professional Development.

Click here for more information

  


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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