Explore Your Environment K-8 Training

September 6th 9am-5pm
YMCA of the Rockies- Estes Park

Join us for an in person training on PLT’s K-8 activity guide. Learn how you can use PLT activities, along with other resources and strategies, to engage students in action-oriented projects.

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. You are invited to participate in this highly active, hands-on session to experience and model several PLT activities at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.

Enhance your teaching skills and become comfortable teaching outdoors. Connect with other educators and create a plan to put the materials to use right away in your own classroom, playground, or nature center.

Participants will receive a copy of the award winning PLT Explore Your Environment K-8 Activity guide. This new guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people’s awareness and knowledge about their environment. Activities integrate teaching about the environment into a multitude of subjects using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations. The activity guide is user-friendly and works in classrooms and nonformal settings, in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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!

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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!