Upcoming Workshops


July 30, 2018

Mancos Library, , CO

Free PLT workshop in Mancos



August 10, 2018

Summit Elementary School, Divide, CO

Nature Based STEM workshop for Outdoor and Classroom Educators



PLT Facilitator Is now Dr. D!

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Debut of Spanish Language Early Childhood Trainings!

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CO Early Childhood PLT Earns CDE Approval!

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New Federal Education Legislation Includes EE!

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We’re BRANCHING OUT with ONLINE Workshops!

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Five Colorado Schools win PLT GreenSchools Grants

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CSFS announces new public Grants database

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PLT Tree Activities for Poster Contest – Downloads Available!

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International Recognition for PLT’s Early Childhood Program

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Colorado School Named Green Ribbon School

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Empowering Educators, Inspiring Youth since 1976

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PLT and Drones
PLT activities often engage students in collecting and analyzing landscape data.

Project Learning Tree’s Texas partners have identified activities that can be enhanced with the use of data collected by drones. Professors and students at the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Agriculture and Forestry have historically relied on drones to perform research on individual tree health and hazard assessment. Educators found that images taken using the DJI Phantom P3 were just as reliable as in-person observations and particularly useful in urban forest assessments. The correlations  below resulted from a special initiative that emphasized using drones for educational programs.

The following PLT activities involve the collection and analysis of landscape data that students can either capture themselves with drone technology or  extrapolate from existing drone-captured footage.

Activity 22: Trees as Habitat Activity 36: Pollution Search     

Activity 9: Planet Diversity Activity 21: Adopt A Tree    

Activity 46: Schoolyard Safari Activity 47: Are Vacant Lots Vacant?    

Activity 48: Field, Forest, and Stream Activity 71: Watch on Wetlands

Activity 80: Nothing Succeeds Like Succession Activity 88: Life on the Edge



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.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 advisers.