This workshop is being held in conjunction with the Pensacola State College Forestry Conclave. Participants will have an opportunity to meet local natural resource agency staff and learn about natural resource management issues, strategies and educational efforts.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental education program designed for formal and non-formal educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. PLT uses trees and forests as the context to help young people gain an awareness and knowledge of natural and built environments. PLT stimulates students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instills a commitment of responsible action on behalf of the environment.
Trained facilitators conduct workshops throughout Florida. During the workshops, participants receive the pre-K-8 activity guide or secondary module and experience first-hand the fun, hands-on, easy-to-use activities. Participants may receive additional PLT materials depending on the theme of the workshop.
PLT can be used in both rural and urban environments, whether there is a forest or a single tree, teaches students how to think, not what to think about our complex environment. PLT provides a balanced approach to environmental issues.
For more information on Project Learning Tree, visit www.plt.org.