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Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Trunk

Educators, bring the forest to you with a PLT trunk.

Trunks include:
· PLT Lessons
· Tree ID Guides
· Games
· CD-ROMs
· DVDs
· Magnifying Glasses
· Compasses
· Resource Books
· Worksheets

PLT Trunk reservation form

PLT gives educators the tools to help children learn how to think about the environment.PLT Curriculum Guide

Interested educators can attend a professional development workshop to help bring the forest to their classroom. Workshops are open to anyone, held at convenient times, and are offered for free or at a nominal charge.

What will you do at a PLT Workshop?:

  • Participate in hands on PLT activities, both indoors and out.
  • Expand your knowledge of trees, forest ecology, and the total environment.
  • Enhance your teaching skills.
  • Plan ways to use PLT activities to accomplish existing curricular goals and meet state education standards.
  • Join the growing community of educators who believe in PLT's approach to education.
  • Receive PLT materials (PreK-8 Activity Guide, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, or Secondary Modules).

PLT workshops available in New Jersey

PLT for Early Childhood  

Participants will experience the award-winning guide from PLT: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. The activities integrate nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs.

Secondary ModulesPLT PreK-8

The PreK-8 workshop is the most popular and gives participants a wide range of resources and activities to bring the forest their classroom. The curriculum guide includes 96 different activates which engage elementary and middle school students critical thinking skills.

PLT Secondary Modules

Educators will participate in a series of lessons that engage students in exercises which will bring awareness of current issues. The lessons are hands-on, interdisciplinary and use cooperative learning and problem solving skills. This workshop is recommended for grade 9-12 educators.

Workshop Schedule

2014

Thursday, March 20   9 am to 3 pm 
Growing Up WILD / PLT Early Childhood; $20           
Pyramid Mountain NHA, Boonton
Jen Godin
(973) 635-6629                                          

Saturday, April 19  9 am to 3 pm   
Project Learning Tree K-8 workshop;
$20    
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham   
Jen Godin
(973) 635-6629

Thursday, May 1, 2014   9 am to 3 pm 
Project Leaning Tree  Workshop-  Pre K-8 - $10           
Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Road, Mountainside NJ 07092
Elisa Sananman
908-789-3670            

Fill out a Workshop Application to schedule a workshop for a group at your school.

Facilitator Training
Project Learning Tree Educators who have already attended a workshop are invited to attend a Facilitator Training to bring PLT to their community. At the workshop, educators will:

  • Learn how to conduct PLT workshops.
  • Gain leadership skills.
  • Gain knowledge of environmental education.
  • Learn about and make contacts in your community.

Please click the link to register for this exciting opportunity!

Additional Resources

Project Learning Tree Green SchoolsBecome part of Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! This nationwide program inspires students to take personal responsibility for improving the environment at their school, at home, and in their community. Students, teachers, and school staff receive tools, training, and resources for student-led Green Teams to create healthier schools. PLT GreenSchools! helps improve students’ academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math, develops students’ critical thinking skills, and grows student leaders.

PLT GreenWorks!

 

PLT GreenWorks! grants: GreenWorks! is the service-learning, community action program of PLT that provides grants to PLT trained educators to partner students with their community in environmental neighborhood improvement projects.


Contact
New Jersey Project Learning Tree
newjerseyplt@gmail.com
phone (732) 833-9816    fax (732) 928-8472
370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527