Project Learning Tree® is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in America. PLT’s peer-reviewed, award winning curriculum teaches students how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues. It equips educators to help the next generation learn the problem-solving skills they need to make informed choices about the environment. PLT helps students master core subjects, improves student achievement, and plants the seeds of stewardship in the next generation.
PLT uses trees and forests as “windows on the world” to:
- increase students’ understanding of our environment
- stimulate students’ critical and creative thinking
- develop students’ abilities to make informed decisions on environmental issues, and
- instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.
Who can use PLT?
Anyone! PLT provides teachers, parents, youth group leaders, outdoor educators, foresters, and community members with fun and engaging, activities and training to take children outside to learn about trees, forests, and the broader environment.
PLT offers lesson plans and activities for all ages that can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or used in informal settings. Check out our wide variety of offerings.
Sample PLT Lessons
Get a taste of PLT activities with these free sample lesson plans.
Interested in learning more? Check out a PLT training!