Colorado PLT Workshops:


Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood



Estes Park, CO


Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Register with Carlie Speedlin Bangs
Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success
600 South St. Vrain, Suite 2
PO Box 3373
Estes Park, CO 80517

This award winning workshop integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, healthy thematic snacks, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs at school and home. It allows children to explore, discover, and communicate in expressive ways. Your registration fee includes the PLT early childhood guide book and CD, practice with our experiential activities, and “make and take” supplies that will enable you to begin using these activities in your classrooms right away! This national program is an approved early childhood training and curriculum, used in preschool programs, including Head Start, across the country.

Learn how to use PLT to:
*Connect Young Sprouts with nature
*Explore the natural world, share experiences, make memories
*Match literature, music, and dance to their outdoor experiences
*Create tasty thematic snacks and crafts that reinforce environmental and educational concepts.
*Help your preschooler get ready for kindergarten and beyond with critical, developmentally-appropriate experiences in your own yard or local park.


$40 includes lunch

Continuing Education Credit:

Certificate of participation

Grade Level: PreK-2nd

Registration Deadline: August 11, 2017


Call 970.586.3055 to register or for more information.

For registration help or other information, email:

For more information about Early Childhood Experiences (ECE) Click Here


Grands in Grand Lake


Shadowcliff Lodge

Grand Lake, CO

This workshop is a 3 day workshop.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Begin: 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017 - End: 12:00 noon


Grandparents in Grand Lake is an educational retreat at Shadowcliff, a rustic and charming lodge nestled on the western side of Rocky Mt. National Park.  Share stories and memories of how you played and learned outdoors as a child, and benefited from natural play and exploration.


Learn strategies and tools to immerse and engage children in the wonders of nature in ways that also improve school readiness and academic achievement-without the use of electronic screens!


Experience a fun, hands-on workshop that explores  developmentally appropriate activities, snacks, children’s literature, crafts, music and natural materials.  Help our next environmental stewards develop real experiences from which to make informed decisions when they grow up.


Grandparents in Grand Lake is for adults only! Leave the young sprouts at home while you learn how to engage them in inexpensive, entertaining, meaningful, ways in your backyard, neighborhood park or open area.


Activities are most appropriate for ages 2-12, but developing a love and respect for nature is ageless!



Registration information coming soon.

To get more information by email, contact:


New!! E-Units for K-2, 3-5, 6-8


Ft. Lewis College

Durango, CO

This workshop is a 2 day workshop.


Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


NOTE: DATE CHANGE.  NOW September 22 and 23 (twice)


Be the first in Colorado to receive and use the exciting New Grade Level Specific E-Units constructed around -not just correlated to-NGSS performance expectations!

K-2: Treemendous Science

3-5: Energy in Ecosystems

6-8: Carbon and Climate

The e-units are everything you expect from Project Learning Tree: hands-on and engaging activities that help teach students how – not what – to think about the environment and their place within it.

They also make teaching and learning fun.

  • easy access to these online resources
  • opportunities to engage students in environmental education – even without leaving the school grounds
  • effective way to stimulate students’ interest in science is through engaging, hands-on lessons that are relevant to the real world


Learn how to access and use our popular GREENSCHOOLS! Investigations with annual GreenWorks Grants for Preschools through High Schools

FREE-but send a $25 deposit check (will be refunded at the workshop) before July 5  to save a spot! Send check, made to CSFS, to Colorado PLT, 9769 W. 119th Dr., Broomfield, CO 80021.  

Includes morning refreshments and lunch!

To Register,  provide contact information in this survey ( Register ),  and send check, made to CSFS, to Colorado PLT, 9769 W. 119th Dr., Broomfield, CO 80021.  


Limited to 25 PreK-8th grade  teachers-Don’t wait- sign up here and send a check NOW.  We will contact you to confirm your place. 

Optional .5 graduate credit hour from Ft. Lewis College.  Register on site.

Shawna, Kay, Kris,


This workshop is funded by ee360, a national cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North American Association for Environmental Education, and numerous national and locally based non-profits and universities, including Project Learning Tree (PLT).


$25 deposit (check). Returned at completion of workshop.

Continuing Education Credit:

Optional 0.5 recertification credit; pay at workshop

Grade Level: PreK-8

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017


Call 303-278-8822 for more information or to register by check.

For registration help or other information, email:

*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
contact Shawna Crocker, or call 303-278-8822.