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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 Workshops


PLT Environmental Education Workshop for Educators
November 23, 2019
8:30am - 3:30pm
Hobcaw Barony
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Cost: Free - All participants receive PLT’s PreK-8 activity guide!



PLT Environmental Education Workshop 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



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

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


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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