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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



Request a Virtual or In-person Training for your School, College, or Organization

SC PLT has funding to offer trainings -free of charge- to pre-service educators studying education, students majoring in natural resources, in-service educators, and early childhood educators registered through DSS. The funded trainings can be offered to these individuals if their associated school, district, or center requests a workshop. Other PLT trainings require a $20 per participant fee.



PLT Workshop for Early Childhood Educators
June 19, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Conference Call
Hosted by Museum of York County
Cost: Free! includes electronic copy of PLT Environmental Experiences



\ WET, WILD & PLT Triple Facilitator Training
Postponed until summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.
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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