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Environmental Education for North Dakota



What is Project Learning Tree?

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 grades PreK-12.

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.



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
(701) 228-5422
Fax (701) 228-5448