What is Project Learning Tree?
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program for teachers and non-formal educators. Through hands-on interdisciplinary activities, Project Learning Tree helps young people learn how to think, not what to think, about environmental issues. Professional learning opportunities for educators are provided by Project Learning Tree Nevada. Exciting, inquiry-based curriculum materials are available for ages PreK through 12th grade.
What Project Learning Tree Offers
Project Learning Tree materials are available in module format. Educators have access to these materials by participating in a Project Learning Tree professional development workshop. These workshops are offered on a regular basis in a convenient and affordable manner. Teachers often have the opportunity to earn Nevada Department of Education Certificate Renewal Credit and/or graduate credit through participation. Believing that learning is a family event, some professional development opportunities include family participation.
Project Learning Tree Resources are correlated with common core state and national academic standards. Correlation with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be in the works in the near future. They are also aligned with several national guidelines, including those for social studies, environmental education, Foss Kits, and guidelines developed by the Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.
Lessons and activities are adaptable and appeal to the broadest range of learners, including students with diverse learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Recommendations for interdisciplinary extensions, differentiated learning and assessment opportunities are provided for each lesson.