PROJECT LEARNING TREE
New Decade, New Decisions...
Environmental Education for North
What is Project
Since its introduction in the early 1970s, Project Learning Tree
(PLT) has been recognized as one of the premier environmental
education programs in the nation. PLT provides hands-on,
interdisciplinary activities designed for teachers, natural resource
professionals, and youth group leaders working with students in
PLT uses the forest as a "window" into natural and built
environments, helping people gain an awareness and knowledge of the
world around them, as well as their place within it.
PLT is a source of interdisciplinary activities and
provides workshops and in-service programs for teachers, foresters,
park and nature center staff, and youth group leaders.
PLT is people! It is an international network of students,
teachers, parents, community leaders, educational administrators, and
representatives from the forest and paper industry, resource
agencies, and conservation groups.
PLT works in the city and the country, whether there is a
forest or a single tree.
PLT helps prepare students to make wise decisions about
conservation practices and resource use.
PLT uses the forest as a "window into the world," to increase
students' understanding of our complex environment; stimulate
critical and creative thinking; develop the ability to make informed
decisions on environmental issues; and instill the confidence and
commitment to take responsible action on them.
- Create awareness, appreciation, understanding, skills,
and commitment to address environmental issues.
- Provide a framework for students to apply scientific
processes and higher order thinking skills to resolve
- Increase appreciation and tolerance of diverse
viewpoints on environmental issues by developing attitudes and
actions based on analysis and evaluation of the available
- Stimulate creativity, originality, and flexibility to
resolve environmental problems and issues.
- Encourage students to become responsible, productive,
and participatory members of society.
How Do I Get Project Learning Tree?
Attending a workshop is the only way to receive either a PreK-8 guide
book or the high school modules.
For More Information Contact:
Project Learning Tree Coordinator
North Dakota Forest Service
307 First Street East
Bottineau, ND 58318-1100
Fax (701) 228-5448