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Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education initiative designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.


PLT helps develop students' awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the environment, builds their skills and ability to make informed decisions, and encourages them to take personal responsibility for sustaining the environment and our quality of life that depends on it.

PLT curriculum is a source of interdisciplinary instructional activities and provides workshops and in-service programs for teachers, natural resource professionals, park and nature center staff, and youth group leaders. PLT works in both urban areas and rural settings, whether there is a forest or a single tree.


PLT is an initiative of SFI Inc.

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 – Project WILD Pollinator Workshop

November 1, 2019

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

8300 Wells Lake Rd

Ft. Smith, AR

To register, contact Danielle Simmons [email protected] or (479) 452-3993

Cost: $10 per person payable at workshop

Qualifies for 6 hours of ADE-approved Professional Development

Participants are requested to please bring a sack lunch



State and National Correlations

Arkansas Early Childhood Correlations

Common Core (ELA and Mathematics)

Next Generation Science Standards (Grades K - Middle School)



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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