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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecosystems of a Watershed: Focus on Forests

 

A Middle School and High School educator workshop focused on the greater Sebago Lake watershed, invasive species and biodiversity.

Presented by Project Learning Tree, the Maine Forest Service and the Lakes Environmental Association

Friday, October 26 9:00am- 2:00pm

Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Road, Bridgton, ME

 

Together we will:

  • Explore maps, watersheds, invasive species and NGSS
  • Understand our sense of place with outdoor
  • Make connections and help your students to make connections to our place in a
  • Research the implications, the reality and practices when addressing inva- sive species and landscape

All participants will receive:

  • Project Learning Tree’s Secondary Environmental Education Module, Focus on Forests
  • Contact hours
  • Teacher networking and lots of supporting resources on maps and invasive species, like this cool visual:     http://www.visualcapitalist.com/maps-worlds-watersheds/
  • Contacts for local resource specialists (like your District Forester!)

The workshop is $50 per person, with limited scholarships available. Please contact alanna@leamaine.org for more scholarship information.

We hope you can join us for this amazing day!

To register 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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