Colorado Project Learning Tree: Empowering Educators,
Our 2014 “Free Trees for PLT Teachers” program was so successful, we are repeating it in 2015! (Read about the 2015 application in our NEWS column.) The deadline for applications is Valentine’s Day! We love trees!
Sustainable Revolution Longmont’s objective is to create a youth-led, youth-focused, activity-centered Earth Day event on April 22, 2015. It is our belief that the energy, enthusiasm and ideas of the younger generation are critical in the success of a sustainability movement. The 1st Annual Boulder County Youth Earth Day’s mission is to provide a fun, engaging youth-centered event with an opportunity for participants to host booths for demonstration and information, and space for art and music. We will offer a forum to support passionate youth environmental leaders by providing them a way to teach and inspire the entire community. In addition, our event will serve to develop a network of organizations, individuals, and groups who share a common goal of establishing and building a more sustainable approach to living in Boulder County.
The Colorado Tree Coalition is pleased to announce the 2015 statewide 5th grade poster contest! Submission deadline is April 4.
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.
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.