Project Learning Tree® (PLT), the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, uses forests as a window on the world and provides educators with environmental education curriculum resources that can be integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues, and helps them acquire the skills they need to make sound choices about the environment.
Developed in 1976, PLT’s
50-state network includes more than 500,000 trained educators using PLT
materials that cover the total environment. Its
curriculum is peer-reviewed and award-winning. PLT also works with elected
officials to fund environmental education in our schools.
Growing stewardship student by student
There is an urgent need for environmental education. With more and more
children disconnected from nature, there is a real chance the next generation
of leaders will not be ready to inherit America’s natural legacy. When educators choose to use the fact-based
and credible education voice of PLT,
they help ensure the conservation of our forests for generations to come.
How to use PLT in your classroom
Visit our calendar to find a workshop or conference that interests you. You can browse by
geographical location or area of interest. New events are frequently added to
the calendar, so be sure to check back often for training and professional
development opportunities that work for you. Programs are available for
teachers, non-formal educators, and pre-service teachers (teachers in training).
Integrate PLT into your curriculum
PLT offers high quality learning materials on a variety of topics for students in grades PreK-12.
Kids don’t just learn in the classroom — organizations are a large part of education, too. Project Learning Tree is a credible education voice, and a leader in environmental education policy fights. It can convene parties from all sides, and bring environmental educators to share their experiences.
Whether your organization is large or small, nationally recognized, or a group of local activists, you can work in coalition with PLT to help propel environmental education. Collaborate on strategy, broaden our outreach, and share your ideas on how to make PLT an even stronger leader of environmental education.
Ready to get involved? Contact us to get the conversation started.