Project Learning Tree
(PLT): Topics addressed by Project Learning Tree
range from forests, wildlife and water, to community planning, waste management and energy.
New grant recipients include the California Community Forest Foundation, North Carolina State University's College of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Project Learning Tree
, Alabama Forestry Assn.
They use activities from Project Learning Tree
and other guidebooks for outdoor activities to teach such concepts as plants, animals, insects, habitats, growth and change, and the seasons.
That's where Washington-based Project Learning Tree
(PLT) comes in.
Through Project Learning Tree
program, the Albany City School District will help make the state capitol a prototype "adopt-a-city" for other communities preparing young people to face a variety of environmental issues; New York City schools will study Catskill watershed issues and the conflict between the city's need for affordable clean water and the Catskill community's need for economic stability; and the Waterman Center in Binghamton, New York, will receive help with its hands-on environmental program for elementary school children.
Growing Champion Classrooms materials will be available to teachers who complete the professional development workshops associated with Project Learning Tree
provided by the Arkansas Forestry Association, and Arkansas IDEAS (Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools) provided by the Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Students were also certified in a number of nationally recognized EE curricula, including Project Wildlife in Learning Design (WILD)/Aquatic WILD (Council for Environmental Education [CEE], 2000, 2001) and Project Learning Tree
(American Forest Foundation [AFF], 2000).
Secondary-level students can learn how they are connected to forest ecosystems around the world through a new curriculum module developed by Project Learning Tree
, the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, in partnership with the World Forestry Center, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting sustainable forestry through education and research.
All of the Project WILD workshops, as well as Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and Project Learning Tree
(which rises forests as a "window" into the natural world), are offered year-round across the state by request.
Environmental education is just beginning to tap the potential of the virtual classroom, with courses offered by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Project Learning Tree
, and others.
of Warren as Communicator of the Year; Richard Shields of Arkadelphia as Logger of the Year; Laura Ewing of Harriet as Tree Farmer of the Year; and Heidi Campbell of Little Rock as Outstanding Project Learning Tree
Leaders familiar with Project Learning Tree
, Project Wild, and/or Nature Scope materials will find the activities presented in Science Is.