Project Learning Tree (PLT) is the flagship program of Colorado State Forest Service for reaching younger audiences via workshops for PreK-12 educators.
Conservation & Youth Education Specialist
5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-5060
The National Project Learning Tree® is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-12. PLT is one of the most widely used environmental education programs inside and outside the United States.
PLT in Colorado is a flagship program for reaching younger audiences via workshops for PreK-12th grade educators. Colorado natural resource educators helped create PLT in 1973, and the Colorado program has been coordinated by the Colorado State Forest Service since 1984, training 500-800 educators per year in workshops around the state. In turn, Colorado teachers reach approximately 15,000 students annually.
PLT staff development workshops are 3-16 hours long, typically cost $25-$35 and offer optional college credit. Workshops are active and content-rich, and incorporate reading, technology and differentiated-learning techniques. Activities demonstrate best practices in education methodology such as constructed, cooperative and facilitated learning.
GreenWorks! mini-grants for service learning projects also are available to PLT-trained educators.