ECE -8TH GRADE
Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center, River Campus
5200 Nature Center Rd.
When:Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Description:WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Preschool and Elementary teachers,principals, Nature Center, Zoo, Museum educators, parents, grandparents, guardian, Boys and Girls clubs
Participants receive either our PreK-8th grade activity guide book or Environmental Experiencesfor Early Childhood guide and cd.
Bring a sack lunch and dress warmly we will be both inside the yurt and outside exploring the beautiful nature center
What is PLT? An international program that uses the forest and plants as a “window on the world” to increase students’ understanding of our complex environment; to stimulate critical and creative thinking; to develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and to instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.
A growing body of research indicates that young children learn primarily through their senses and from direct experience. They develop an understanding about the world through play, exploration, and creative activities, and by watching and imitating adults and other children. This session will introduce outstanding program for early childhood years: PLT Environmental Education Experiences for Early Childhood and Elementary K-8 PLT. Sample activities such as and “Earth Manners”, “School Yard Safari” “Birds and Worms” and “Picture a Tree” will present teaching strategies that meet the needs of different age levels and developmental stages including opportunities for learning inside and outside, interweaving content areas of literacy, math, science, health and the arts. Further information can be found at https://www.plt.org/curriculum-offerings/
Goals of the PLT Program
Provide students with the awareness, appreciation, understanding, skills to address environmental issues.
Enable students to apply thinking skills to understand environmental solutions.
Encourage creativity, originality, and flexibility when thinking about the environment.
PLT is a program of the Colorado State Forest Service & the Sustainable Forestry Initiative
$30 ($20 will be refunded upon workshop completion)
Continuing Education Credit:
Certificate of completion
Grade Level: Preschool through 8th (specific materials per grade)
Registration Deadline: October 27, 2018
The registration deadline has passed. You may call the office at 303-466-2720 to check availability of late registration.
*If you register and later need
to cancel your registration -
Two weeks or more before workshop date: fee will be refunded less $5 for processing
Less than two weeks before workshop date: fee is non-refundable, but you may use your payment towards a future PLT workshop.
Questions? Contact us at, CSFS_SO@colostate.edu or call 303-466-2720.