Colorado Project Learning Tree: Empowering Educators, Inspiring Youth
The Colorado Tree Coalition is pleased to announce the 2015 statewide 5th grade poster contest!
Entries from each school will be entered into the State contest to compete with other Colorado schools. (One entry per school please.)
The 2015 CTC 5th Grade Poster Contest winning student will be recognized at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, along with the student’s teacher, family members, local legislators and dignitaries. There will be an enjoyable recognition ceremony at the poster contest display, a tour of the Capitol, followed by a fun lunch within walking distance of the Capitol.
All winning posters from each school will be on display at the State Capitol for one week in April of 2015.
Deadline for the posters is April 6th, 2015.
Visit www.coloradotrees.org for rules and information regarding this program.
***Need some tree and forest activities to help your students create winning posters?
Project Learning Tree (PLT) delivers award-winning environmental education curriculum resources and support that can be integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. PLT teaches students “how to think, not what to think,” about complex environmental issues, and helps them acquire the skills they need to make sound choices about the environment. Grant funding is available.
While PLT materials are available only at Professional Development workshops there are a few available activities online at: https://www.plt.org/environmental-education-activity-guide.
Colorado Project Learning Tree envisions a future where citizens of all ages understand, appreciate and responsibly care for our natural world. We strive to accomplish this by providing science-based information, experiences, materials and activities for educators to share with their learners. Our program is a collaboration of many partners, including the National PLT staff and their national operating committee; the American Forest Foundation; PLT coordinators and educators from around the country; federal, state and local agencies; environmental and conservation organizations; universities and camps; industries and individuals; school districts; educators; volunteers; and Colorado PLT facilitators and advisors.
Colorado adopted Project Learning Tree in 1976, and The Colorado State Forest Service, a division of the Warner College of Natural Resource at Colorado State University, uses its award-winning and highly acclaimed activities to help achieve its mission.