DCR is the state sponsor of Project Learning Tree (PLT) in Massachusetts. PLT is an award-winning, nationally-recognized program. It consists of a PreK-8 activity guide, themed modules for secondary students, and supplementary materials for teachers. PLT focuses on trees, forests, forest ecology and their place in human culture and enterprise. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed for diverse teaching and learning styles. It develops awareness, engages critical thinking skills and promotes constructive action. DCR supports PLT through workshops and other professional development opportunities for classroom teachers, home school parents, youth group leaders, nature center staff and those who work with young people.
Type of Program
Workshops for educators
Curricula (obtained only by participation in a workshop)
Formal and Informal Preschool and Elementary
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Early Childhood and Elementary
Friday, February 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Project Learning Tree’s® award-winning, flexible activities link to skills and subjects in the pre-K and elementary curriculum. PLT engages children in the natural world, piques curiosity, builds vocabulary, and sharpens thinking.
Model, discuss and apply Project Learning Tree’s “hands-on minds-on” curriculum to your teaching
$30 per person includes PLT’s Early Childhood Experiences module and the PreK-8 Curriculum guide with activities and supporting materials. Collegial atmosphere, convenient location and on-site parking.
Questions or to pre-register by February 7, please call 413/584-6788 or email to Gini.Traub@state.ma.us
PLT ® is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation and sponsored in Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Kristin Karl-Carnahan, Massachusetts PLT Coordinator,
Tim Rayworth, Northeast Region Environmental Education Coordinator,
Gini Traub, Central West Region Environmental Education Coordinator,