Colorado Project Learning Tree: Empowering Educators, Inspiring Youth
September is National Grandparents Month! Join us in a special workshop-there are many to choose from! See workshop list!
Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood provides simple, fun ideas to connect 3-6 year olds with nature, while learning about counting, sorting, matching, colors, sounds, seasons, trees, and more. Activities are thematic, with appropriate snacks, literature, crafts, music and inexpensive, natural materials.
Especially for Grandparents! Looking for inexpensive, entertaining, educational ways to engage your grandchildren outdoors? Try our Environmental Experiences for 3-6 year olds! This activity guide book and music cd is only available at 3 hour workshops where you will sample activities, listen to the music cd, read a few of the literature books, taste the thematic snacks, and create a toolkit of easy materials to help kids learn in and about the natural world.
This is the best time to develop critical life- long connections to nature. It’s not necessary to know the names of every flower, insect or tree. Just share the experience! Content will follow, naturally, if the interest has been ignited! Additional benefits include opportunities for meaningful conversations for early vocabulary development and memory-making, discovering things to read about, draw, and experience together, and reducing the amount of time kids spend staring at screens! Take home an easy to use activity guide and music cd, and a new appreciation of nature through the eyes of a small person! Learn why it is important to provide opportunities for young children to experience the natural world.
Look in our upcoming workshop section to learn how to register for these upcoming workshops, and check back later to check for possible additional workshop dates and locations.
September 4 The Wildlife Experience, Parker
September 10 Gardens at Spring Creek, Ft. Collins
September 11 Denver Indian Center, Denver
September 12 South Platte Park, Littleton
September 16 The Hope Center, Denver
September 19 Hudson Gardens and Event Center, Littleton
September 22 Lamb Library, Pueblo
September 28 Woodland Park Senior Center, Woodland Park
September 27 Lookout Mt. Nature Center, Golden
September 29 Delta Center, Delta
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.