Workshops

PLT WORKSHOPS 

Consider signing up for one of the upcoming award-winning curriculum and professional development opportunities that offer experiential, field based, interdisciplinary tools for effective outdoor lessons – all aligned with Common Core Stands, Next Generation of Science Stands, STEM & Proficiency Based Learning.

PLT Professional Development

 

 

Experience a model for creating an outdoor classroom.

 Interested in designing learning trails at your school or land trust?

Want to learn how to organize and implement a forest field day for children?

Join us at the China School’s Forest for a Project Learning Tree workshop.  Gain skills to share the wonder of the outdoor world with students from ages 7 through 13. If you are a Girl Scout leader, a 4-H leader, a Maine Master Naturalist, community volunteer or a land trust educator come along to:

  • Explore the outdoor classroom at China Schools forest – a long time success model!
  • Identify topics and lessons to use along a forested trail – from bugs to tree ID and more
  • Design a “vision” for your school or community that gets students outside, using a forest field day model.
  • Make connections with Girl Scout badges for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: China Schools Forest – a perfect workshop location. 763 Lakeview Drive, China, ME

 https://www.facebook.com/chinaschoolsforest/      Come dressed for outdoor activities. 

Why: All participants will receive the Project Learning Tree K – 8 guide complete with 96 ready to use lessons; contact hours and lots of information about supporting resources and outdoor classroom stories: https://learninglab.usgbc.org/browse-all; NGSS and 5E models;  www.plt.org

Practice your new skills and knowledge: Consider signing up to volunteer your time and expertise at a Girl Scout event on May 18, 2019 – fun, walks, talks, games and nature explorations. Learn more:  http://www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/content/girlscoutsofmaine/en/events-repository/2019/becoming_a_naturalist_china_05-18-19.html

Cost: $50/person. This fee includes the PLT guide, resources, lunch and drinks.  Several partial scholarships are available upon request for those who are willing to assist in volunteer programming at the China School’s Forest .

To register no later than April 19, 2019 please contact CJ at 621-9872 or cj@mainetree.org

 

ON-LINE WORKSHOPS

 

 Can’t make it to an in-person workshop?

 

Project Learning Tree provides on-line curriculum and Professional Development for educators and natural resource professionals.

 

Have you seen the benefits of incorporating nature-based activities in your classroom? Perhaps you’ve seen your students work better together when they spend time outdoors, or you’ve seen the enthusiasm they have for hands-on projects about the environment.

 

If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate environmental education into your classroom, Project Learning Tree’s new online offerings may be a great solution. For the last 40 years, PLT has trained 675,000 educators to help students learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues.

 

In this age where children are spending so many hours indoors, it’s increasingly important to get kids outside to learn and play. We know that environmental education has many benefits including building critical thinking skills, raising test scores, and improving children’s health.

Looking for new ideas for nature-based activities? Is Online Learning for You?

PLT’s online courses are designed for educators who are comfortable with self-directed learning. Each online course can be accessed whenever and wherever you are with an internet connection. A basic knowledge of computers and web browsers is useful to be successful.

Visit https://www.plt.org/trainings/online/ to learn about early childhood, K-8, and becoming a GreenSchool offerings . The courses include demonstration videos, planning exercises, state-specific resources, and more. Plus, you access these trainings whenever and wherever you’d like!

 

Empowering Educators, Inspiring Youth

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