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Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students in pre-K through 12th grade. Since its introduction in the early 1970s, PLT has been recognized as a leading environmental education program. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT provides students with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages them to make informed, responsible decisions.
Who Should Participate?
The Project Learning Tree is designed for teachers and other educators working with students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
Project Learning Tree is…
- Correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards
- Math and English Language Arts Common Core Standards
- Science and Socials studies in progress. (See side bar for link)
- Research based
- Field tested
- Interdisciplinary and activity-based
- Classroom friendly
- Fun for students and instructors
Benefits of Project Learning Tree
- Designed by educators
- Requires minimal preparation
- Can be used indoors and outdoors
- Supports “No Child Left Behind” Law for Education Reform
(developmentally appropriate hands-on activities)
- Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
- Pre-Kindergarten-grade 8
- Grades 9-12 (divided into modules listed below)
- Focus on Risk, Municipal Solid Waste, Places We Live, Forests of the World, Focus on Forests and Southeastern Forests and Climate Change
- Biodiversity and Biotechnology are online through the PLT Online Community.