Why PLT?leading PLT activity

PLT is an award-winning environmental education program with curriculum that can be integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. 

  • How PLT Works in the Classroom, Deb Wagner, St. Paul Lutheran School PowerPoint presentation
  • Curriculum has been rigorously developed and evaluated to meet educator’s needs and is continually revised to support trends in education such as reading connections, technology, and diversified learning. More...
  • Florida PLT offers access to ongoing professional development opportunities and curriculum supplements to PLT national materials that focus on Florida. More...

Benefits for youth, educators and families!

Eight in ten educators, in independent studies, say that Project Learning Tree helps their students develop broader knowledge about the environment, better reasoning skills – and even helps improve performance in other subject areas!

Educators who participate in PLT can...
  • Earn in-service points by attending a workshop.
  • Join an active online community to share resources and ideas.
  • Use PLT materials to cover national and state standards.
  • Apply for mini-grants through the Green Works program.
  • Feel proud they are contributing to an environmentally literate citizenry.
  • Have fun!
Youth who participate in PLT can...
  • Increase critical thinking, cooperation, and problem solving skills.
  • Develop a joy for spending time outdoors, which has been linked to improved mental and physical well-being.
  • Gain awareness of environmental issues that shape our world.
  • Apply abstract science concepts to real world examples.
  • Improve achievement in core subjects.
  • Feel empowered to improve their school and community through service learning activities. More…
  • Have fun!
Forests are also a place where families can have fun learning together and strengthen their bonds! Click here to Learn More...

Visit the "PLT Workshops" page to learn how you can become a PLT educator!

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