Colorado PLT Workshops:


EMERALD ASH BORER AND URBAN FOREST ISSUES

Emerald Ash Borer and Urban Forest Issues

Where:

Denver City Park Greenhouse classroom

When:

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

 

Invasive Species, Storm and Weather Challenges, Climate Change, Carbon sequestration and other Ecosystem Services Provided by Trees!

 

Get PLT’s new E-Unit Carbon and Climate Change!

 

Learn about iTree, local online tree mapping tools and data for use by students grants and other resources.

 

Learn about Climate Change, Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive species threatening our forests.

 

 

Presented by Denver Parks  and Colorado State Forest Service

If Denver resident, REGISTER here

 

If not a Denver resident, REGISTER here

 

Details and confirmation sent upon registration.

 

Bring a sack lunch and drink, and a laptop or tablet for internet work.

 

GLEs-MS Life Science
1.  Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species

2. Organisms interact with each other and their environment in various ways that create a flow of energy and cycling of matter in an ecosystem.

 

GLEs-MS  Earth Systems Science
 1. Complex interrelationships exist between Earth’s structure and natural processes that over time are both constructive and destructive.

3. Earth’s natural resources provide the foundation for human society’s physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled.

Cost:

FREE to DPS residents; $35 all others

Continuing Education Credit:

.5 Colorado School of Mines (optional) $40 pay on site, email us to let us know you want it

Grade Level: 6-8th grade teachers

Registration Deadline: January 19, 2018

Registration:

Click here to register for this workshop.

Call 3038777585 to register or for more information.

For registration help or other information, email: scrocker@colostate.edu


K-12

Project Learning Tree for Non-Formal Educators

Where:

Cal-Wood Education Center

2282 County Rd. 87

Jamestown, CO 80455

When:

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

Cal-Wood Education Center is excited to host a winter Project Learning Tree workshop for non-formal educators and others!

 

Learn about Colorado trees and forests, issues and challenges!

Contact scrocker@colostate.edu or call 303-877-7585 for more information.

 

Why Use PLT in Non-formal Settings?

Make learning fun PLT’s hands-on activities make learning fun for all ages, while also building 21st century skills, stimulating knowledge gains, and actively engaging participants. Activities are conducted outside and indoors and provide lots of useful tips for managing active student behavior in both settings.

 

Begin Using Right Away You don’t need a formal education degree to use PLT. While our activities employ highly effective and well-tested teaching strategies, they can be used by anyone. Each activity provides step-by-step instructions for getting ready, conducting the activity, and assessing learning. Many activities can be conducted in an hour, rely on simple materials that you likely already have on hand, and can be implemented with minimal prep time.

 

Use in Any Setting A hallmark of PLT is how easily you can begin using it right away in any nonformal setting–indoors or outdoors, as well as rural, suburban, or urban. PLT can be readily incorporated into your indoor or outdoor educational programs for youth and families.

 

Teach Any Environmental Topic With 96 activities in our PreK-8 Activity Guide and dozens more in our early childhood guide and high school modules, there is an activity for just about any environmental topic, from trees and forests to water, waste, climate change, wildlife, and much more.

 

Address Important Learning Objectives PLT’s activities are proven to meet their intended learner outcomes, which are clearly articulated in every activity. We rigorously test our materials through formative and summative evaluations and field test them with hundreds of classroom teachers before they are published. , including inquiry-based teaching, cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment.

 

Meet Academic Standards PLT meets local, state, and national academic standards and we’ve already done the hard work of aligning all our activities to them. While PLT may be most often associated with meeting science requirements (and we do that very well!), our materials also effectively address STEM, English language arts, mathematics, social studies, service learning, and more.

 

Use Materials Deemed Excellent by NAAEE PLT materials received ratings of excellence when reviewed as part of the National Program for Excellence by the North American Association for Environmental Education. This review process applied rigorous criteria described in Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence and Workbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost:

$40 (includes lunch, resources, activities, instruction, prizes, fun!)

Continuing Education Credit:

.5 Colorado School of Mines (optional) $40 pay on site, email us to let us know you want it

Grade Level: K-12

Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018

Registration:

Click here to register for this workshop.

Call 303-877-7585 to register or for more information.


EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

Where:

Catamount Institute

740 W Caramillo St

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

When:

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Workshop for all Formal and Non-Formal Early Childhood Educators

Two Great Programs combined into one full day workshop!!!!

                                       

8:30 am – 12:30 pm – PLT Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

1:00 – 5:00 – PW Growing Up Wild

 

Cost: $40 per participant for either session or $50 for both

 

Contact for more information or to register  rose.banzhaf@gmail.com

Project Learning Tree is a program of the Sustainable Forest Initiative and Colorado State Forest Service

Project Wild is a program of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Cost:

$40 for either PLT or WILD; $50 for both

Continuing Education Credit:

3 or 6 hours contact time with certificate; optional 1/2 rectification credit $40 (Colorado School of Mines)

Grade Level: PreK-2nd

Registration:

Call 469-265-9963 to register or for more information.

For registration help or other information, email:  rose.banzhaf@gmail.com


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



*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, scrocker@colostate.edu or call 303-278-8822.