Colorado PLT offers a variety of trainings and workshops, including in-person workshops, introductory sessions at conferences and events, and online trainings.
Join us for a virtual Project Learning Tree training! Attend a Kick-Off Meeting and then take the self-paced online training to receive PLT’s Award Winning PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity e-book.
PLT provides teachers, parents, youth group leaders, foresters, and community members with fun and engaging, activities and training to take children outside to learn about trees, forests, and the broader environment.
This virtual workshop includes:
Zoom Kick Off Meeting– Join us for a time that works best for your schedule 1-3pm May 24th or 6:30-8:30pm May 26th. Meet your workshop facilitators, try out a virtual PLT activity, and get a preview of the self-paced online training. Participants also have a chance to win fabulous PLT door prizes!
Self-Paced Online Training- Engaging and interactive learning experiences demonstrate select PLT activities with simulations and video demonstrations. Lesson planning exercises help you plan how to facilitate activities with your students in your own setting. Explore local Colorado resources. Workshop facilitators will also be available via class discussion boards and Zoom office hours to help answer any questions you may have. The self-paced online training will be open until June 15th.
PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity e-book includes 96 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities integrate core subjects like science, reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies. These easy to use, place based activities help youth learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues.
Through this workshop you will:
- Earn quality professional development hours that you can complete in flexible format, at your own pace
- Come away with ready to use lessons for the virtual classroom like Looking at Leaves
- Discover NGSS- aligned activities that get your students outdoors, engaging in placed-based learning in their own backyards
- Receive an optional .5 graduate credit from Colorado School of Mines for an additional fee
Cost $35 scholarships are available
Register by May 20th
Reserve your spot today!
Self Paced Online Options
Not able to attend an in-person training? You can access our professional development anytime and anywhere through PLT’s self-paced online trainings. These trainings include demonstration videos, planning exercises, educational resources, and more. Plus, you can access these trainings whenever and wherever you’d like!
- Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers (youth ages 12-25)
- Environmental Education for K-8
- Treemendous Science! (Grades K-2)
- Energy in Ecosystems (Grades 3-5)
- Carbon & Climate (Grades 6-8)
- Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
- GreenSchools Online Course
Become a PLT Facilitator
Have you attended a PLT training? Would you like to help train other educators with our award-winning curriculum? PLT relies on an engaged facilitator network across Colorado to deliver its high quality professional development. Read more about what it means to be a PLT facilitator Want to join the team? Fill out an application today!
Request a Training
Would you like to see a PLT training in your area? We have several virtual and in person offerings. These include introductory sessions, half/full day workshops, and multiday events. Send us your request today!