Colorado PLT Workshops:


Tree Identification with Project Learning Tree - Bringing the Outside In


Denver Botanic Gardens


Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Begin: 8:30 am


Spend a day at Denver Botanic Gardens exploring the Project Learning Tree curriculum and learning all about trees. We'll view our collection of Colorado Champion trees; learn how to identify trees using a dichotomous key and how to incorporate these skills into your classroom. Using the Project Learning Tree curriculum, we'll learn key identification traits of Colorado trees as well as non native trees that grow in our area, challenges associated with growing trees in Colorado and how you can care for trees with your students.

The material taught in this class is applicable for grades 3 – 8, with modifications included for younger and older students.

A 30 minute lunch break will be provided. You may either bring your own lunch or purchase a lunch from Offshoots Cafe. Participants should be prepared to spend time outdoors.


One-half semester hour of graduate level re-licensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.


Botanic Garden Pricing - See website registration link below

Continuing Education Credit:

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Grade Level:


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Call 720-865-3500 to register or for more information.



Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center, River Campus

5200 Nature Center Rd.

Pueblo, CO


Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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


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


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Call 719 485 2104 to register or for more information.

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*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

Interested in having a Project Learning Tree workshop at your location? Or if you have any questions
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