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



A PLT K-8 Educator Workshop

Beatrice Rafferty School

22 Bayview Dr., Perry, Maine

June 14, 2019 from 8:30 to 3:30


Presentations by Maine Project Learning Tree (MEPLT), the Maine Forest Service and Downeast Lakes Land Trust will focus on forest ecosystems and biodiversity.

Together we will:

  • Explore a Project Learning Tree e-unit – Energy in Ecosystems
  • Understand our sense of place with outdoor explorations
  • Experience Project Learning Tree’s K-8 activities with ready to use lessons
  • Engage with others to develop a plan to meet your students’ needs

All participants will receive:

  • Project Learning Tree’s 96 lesson K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide
  • Contact hours
  • Information on how you can become a PLT facilitator
  • Contacts for local resource specialists (like your District Forester!)

With thanks to a Project Learning Tree Model Programs grant this workshop is free of charge for Beatrice Rafferty and area teachers.

We hope you can join us for this amazing day at Beatrice Rafferty and at the Pottle Tree Farm!

Questions? Please contact Pat Maloney, MEPLT Coordinator at

207 626 7990 or





 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 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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