Project Learning Tree

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Program
Curriculum
Teacher Training
Guide
Abstract: 

PLT is a national environmental education program sponsored in Minnesota by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. PLT consists of a suite of curricula, teacher education workshops, and a web site.

All activities in the curriculum guides are interdisciplinary, hands-on, and correlated to Minnesota Academic Standards.

Activity guides include:
* PreK-8 Activity guide (96 activities),
* Minnesota Early Childhood Supplement to PLT (11 activities)

Activity Guides for Grades 9-12
* Places We Live
* Focus on Forests
* Forest Ecology
* Municipal Solid Waste
* Places We Live
* Focus on Risk
* Biodiversity
* Forests of the World

Descriptions of the curricula are listed on www.mndnr.gov/plt.

The national PLT web site (www.plt.org) contains additional resources for specific activities such as connections to "Earth and Sky" radio shows, literature lists, powerpoints, and other items.

To get a curriculum guide, one must attend an educator workshop. Educator workshops are offered throughout the state. Participants receive continuing education units and/or graduate credit (by request only).

A current workshop calendar is listed on SEEK calendar: http://seek.minnesotaee.org/calendar.cfm and also on www.mndnr.gov/plt

Author: 
Minnesota DNR Division of Forestry
Topic Areas: 
Curriculum
Resource Management
Teaching
Target Audience: 
Teachers
Citizen and Youth Groups
Grades Pre K-12
Higher Education
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and Project WILD (Wildlife education) are similar to PLT and are often offered at the same educator workshop. For information about any of the education programs at the Minnesota DNR, visit www.mndnr.gov/plt.

Pages/Length: 
varies by guide
Date Produced/Published: 
varies
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
Call for current pricing
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
Yes
Seasonal: 
No
Material format or language other than English: 
Spanish
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Project Learning Tree Coordinator
651-259-5263
888-646-6367

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