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Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students from pre-kindergarten through high school. It uses the forest as a "window" into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the environment and their place within it. The SC program is sponsored by the South Carolina Forestry Foundation, forest industry, SC Department of Education, and SC Forestry Commission.

Project Learning Tree



Project Learning Tree
  • PLT uses the forest as a window into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the environment and their place within it.
  • PLT teaches students "how to think, not what to think" about complex environmental issues.
  • PLT activities supplement existing curricula.
  • PLT activities are hands-on action oriented.
  • PLT activities easily adapt to many settings: classroom, outdoors, the home, city, forest etc.
  • PLT activities are correlated to national and state academic standards as well as Boy and Girl Scout programs.
  • PLT is multi-disciplinary—it is not just science!
  • PLT materials are designed for teachers by teachers, and do not require expensive equipment or kits.

For more information on the PLT program and materials, visit the National PLT website.

For more information on PLT in South Carolina, including upcoming workshops:
Contact:
Matt Schnabel
SC PLT Coordinator
803-896-8892
mschnabel@scfc.gov
Visit the State PLT website:
Link to State Project Learning Tree website
Visit the State PLT Facebook Page:

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


PLT PreK-8 Environmental Education
February 21, 2020
8:30am - 4:30pm
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Lake City, SC 29560
Cost: $15 fee includes curriculum, materials, and lunch




PLT Environmental Education Training for Educators
February 20 - 21, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm
Feb. 20 - Charlestowne Landing
Feb. 21 - SC Aquarium
Charleston, SC 29440
Cost: $75 includes activity guides and classroom resources


TRAINING FULL
To be added to the waiting list, contact Matt Schnabel at mschnabel@scfc.gov.


Growing Up WILD/PLT Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
May 9, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Cost: $60 includes both curricula, materials, and boxed lunch



WET, WILD & PLT Triple Facilitator Training
July 15 - 16, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Sewee Center
Amendaw, SC 29429
Cost: $100 ($125 out-of-state) includes certifications, guidebooks, materials, supplies and lunch



Growing Up WILD Training for Early Childhood Educators
July 30, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
Harbison State Forest
Environmental Ed. Center
5600 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Cost: $50 fee includes curriculum, materials and snacks (bring a sack lunch)



PLT Secondary Training
August 4, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
Harbison State Forest
Environmental Ed. Center
5600 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Cost: $40 fee includes curriculum, materials and snacks (bring your own lunch)



FOR MORE INFORMATION Emily C. Oakman, Director of Landowner Outreach, Forestry Education and Programs at the Forestry Association of SC 803-798-4170, eoakman@scforestry.org

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