Colorado PLT Schools and PLT Partners!
PLT appreciates the efforts of schools and partners to help the Colorado State Forest Service instill awareness and knowledge of the benefits of healthy trees and forests to our ecosystems.
If you see an Aldo Leopold-style bench at a school or community building, know that Project Learning Tree is spoken there, and students learn about the environment there!
PLT Schools have committed to using PLT activities in each grade level each year, through PLT-certified teachers. Additionally, the school is involved in a community forest project each year.
PLT Partners help us accomplish the same goals by hosting or conducting at least one PLT workshop at their site each year.
Aldo Leopold-style benches, made from Colorado blue stained pine wood, are awarded to call attention to the commitment of our PLT Schools and Partners! These benches are visible tributes to our partnerships and trainings, and highlight several important forest related concepts. We use blue stained wood to draw attention to the impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle on our forests. The bench type was designed by Aldo Leopold (1887 – 1948), a famous American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, and park ranger and conservationist for use at his “shack” in Wisconsin (a converted chicken coop!) where he and his family demonstrated land restoration and wrote about land ethics and conservation.
- Leopold Benches
- Leopold's shack in Sand County, WS
- Leopold Shack with bench
- Aldo Leopold Shack with bench
- Reading Leopold's Sand County Almanac
From 2001-2015, the Fire Ecology Institute delivered important knowledge and classroom activities and materials about wildfire across Colorado’s landscape to teachers, who in turn continue to pass the information along to their students, parents, neighbors and communities. Teachers created lesson plans to share on this page.
Forests to Faucets F2F Continuing Education Workshops are designed to provide teachers with an in-depth education about water and water-realted issues. Teachers explore topics such as where our water comes from, how our water is treated, and the importance of water conservation and a healthy watershed. Workshops include interactive curriculum resources and field trips customized to participants’ watersheds and treatment systems. Contact us to schedule a Forests to Faucets Workshop customized for your district or attend the one offered through Aurora Water every summer. Receive Project Learning Tree AND Project WET resources.