Who We Are

Who We Are

Florida PLT logoProject Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.

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Mission, Goals & Governance

Project Learning Tree's mission is to use the forest as a "window on the world" to increase students' understanding of our complex environment; stimulate critical and creative thinking; develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action. It is a widely recognized, well-tested educational initiative for school children. Our training workshops involve a partnership of trained educators and foresters. The materials offer a balanced picture of natural resource conservation, emphasizing neither economic nor environmental factors, but blending both in a comprehensive perspective. Project Learning Tree (PLT) in Florida is coordinated by the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at University of Florida (SFRC/UF) in partnership with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Forestry Association, and UF/IFAS 4-H Extension program.

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For additional information contact:

  • Nancy Peterson, Florida PLT Coordinator
    School of Forest Resources and Conservation
    University of Florida/IFAS
    P.O. Box 110410
    Gainesville, FL 32611-0831
  • Phone: (352) 846-0848
    Fax: (352) 846-1277
  • Email: njp@ufl.edu