Our educational approach increases public awareness and understanding of key forestry issues and enhances the role they play in addressing these issues.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-12. The Colorado State Forest Service is proud to sponsor this program that uses forests as windows on our world to engage youth with phenomena based learning. Check out the Colorado PLT website for current professional development trainings and resources.

Arbor Day Poster Contest

Every spring, fifth-grade students may enter the Colorado Tree Coalition’s poster contest and win prizes!

Check out the 2020 contest details (750 KB PDF) to see how your students can be involved.

Project Learning Tree Family Activities

A collection of fun, easy-to-do, outdoor activities for families.

These free activities from Project Learning Tree provide great ways to connect to trees in the forest, local parks, in your own backyard, and around your home.

Additional Resources for Educators & Youth