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Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Division of Forestry
Project Learning Tree PLT

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Project Learning Tree (PLT), a program of the American Forest Foundation, is an environmental education program for educators and students in Pre-K through grade 12.  The program is designed to provide educators with the tools, training and resources they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

PLT Activities and Correlations
Both formal and nonformal educators including teachers, scout and youth leaders, pre-service teachers and naturalists can benefit from going through a PLT Educator Workshop.  Workshop participants receive a PLT Environmental Education Activity Guide that provides detailed guidelines for conducting the lesson.  Activities are organized by grade levels, subject, concepts, skills, objectives, materials and time considerations.  These activities are also correlated to the Kentucky Education Cabinet's Program of Studies and Core Content requirements and can be obtained by e-mailing or contacting Jennifer Turner at 502-564-4496.

Educator Workshops

Educator workshops are open to anyone and are offered at a nominal charge several times a year.  Through PLT workshops, you can:

  • Learn how to incorporate PLT activities into your current and future lesson plans and curriculum.
  • Meet other professionals in your area interested in environmental education.
  • Become part of a network that offers you follow-up resources and opportunities.
  • Learn about environmental education.
  • Receive up to six hours of professional development credit.
  • Pre-K through 8th Grade Educators Workshops:
    Includes six hours of training and covers the conceptual framework of PLT.  PLT's Pre-K through eight activity guide and other curriculum materials are arranged under five major themes: diversity, interrelationships, structure and scale, systems and patterns of change.
  • High School Educators Workshops: 
    High school workshops last four hours and are also filled with hands-on, thought-provoking activities. There are five high school modules that allow students to investigate environmental issues: forest ecology, solid waste management, risk assessment, focus on forestry and places we live. 

Other Project Programs
Project Wild - Wildlife Education
Project Wet - Water Education

Contact Jennifer Turner, forestry education specialist, for more information about workshop schedules.

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