Project Learning Tree provides professional development for educators and uses the forest as a “window” on the world to increase students’ understanding of our environment; stimulates students’ critical and creative thinking; develops students’ ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instills in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. Project Learning Tree (PLT) materials and training for PreK-12th grade teachers are available only at workshops.
The CO PLT Early Childhood program, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, has earned TTASC approval (Trainer/Training Approval System of Colorado) for Qualistar and is a Colorado Department of Education approved Early Childhood Training!
- Early Childhood
- PreK-8th Grade
- Online (PreK-8th Grade)
- Energy & Society
- GreenSchools Investigations
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Since 2001, the Fire Ecology Institute has been bringing important knowledge about wildfire across Colorado’s landscape to teachers, who in turn pass the information along to their students, parents, neighbors and communities.
PLT’s service-learning program that includes grant opportunities! Student investigations are centered on energy, water, school site, waste & recycling, and environmental quality. Investigations are aligned with state & national standards and can be incorporated into classroom studies or be projects for school eco-clubs.
An education professor in Denver shares the lessons she learned after 20 of her preservice teachers practiced their teaching with elementary students using PLT activities in a nearby park. If you are interested in bringing ELM to your school, please contact us!
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!