Project Learning Tree Workshop: PreK-8
Teach the standards and have fun? Absolutely!
Since 1976, Project Learning Tree (PLT) has been a leader in Environmental Education. This workshop, for both formal and non-formal educators, will help you
- Learn new teaching skills
- Become comfortable teaching outdoors in urban, suburban, and rural environments
- Put materials and training to use in the classroom right away
- Receive PLT's multidisciplinary PreK-8 activity guides which includes 96 hands-on activities with a focus on STEM
At the workshop, we will demonstrate fun ways to easily teach environmental concepts that correlate to academic standards. The workshop will be facilitated by CFPA Environmental Education Staff as well as staff from CT DEEP.
Please bring a lunch and clothes/footwear for going outside. Weather permitting, some of the activities will take place outdoors at CFPA's Highlawn Forest
To register, please fill out the following form: http://ctwoodlands.org/environmental-education/plt-workshop-registration-form
Project Learning Tree, a program of the American Forest Foundation, uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it. From its beginnings in 1976, PLT has exemplified high-quality environmental education. In CT, PLT is sponsored by Connecticut Forest & Park Association and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a nonprofit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.