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Project Learning Tree - Florida

Use the environment to engage children in learning – both outside and indoors.
Project Learning Tree-Florida logo

Project Learning Tree - Florida

Use the environment to engage children in learning – both outside and indoors.

Florida PLT School Program

WHY BECOME A PLT SCHOOL?

PLT offers educators a way to connect students with their natural world, sparking interest and curiosity through cross-curricular activities. Research tells us that children do best when they are engaged in their learning through hands-on experiences. When children experience PLT activities that are incorporated regularly into classwork, they become actively engaged. PLT and environmental education in general encourages students to research, investigate how and why things happen, and make their own decisions about complex environmental issues.

Enrolling in the Florida PLT School Program offers strategies and resources to ensure that these opportunities are provided to students at your school each year. 

Florida PLT Schools 2021-2022 Pilot Program

We are excited to announce that we have restructured the Florida PLT School program with the goal of making it easier to participate. We now have two types of school designation: K-8 and Early Childhood. 

K-8 Program

The goal of the Florida PLT School K-8 Program is to increase student environmental literacy. A school can select one of three levels of participation, with varying annual requirements and resulting programming support from Florida PLT. View the Florida PLT School K-8 Levels of Participation

Early Childhood Program

The goal of the Florida PLT School Early Childhood Program is to support opportunities for young children (ages 3-6) to explore and engage with nature at their early childhood school. A school/center can select one of three levels of participation, with varying annual requirements and resulting programming support from Florida PLT. View the Florida PLT School Early Childhood Levels of Participation.

Note: We are conducting a pilot of this program for the 2021-2022 school year and are not accepting new applications at this time. If you are interested in involving your school in the program, please email Elise Cassie, Assistant Coordinator, Florida PLT.

Current Florida PLT Schools:

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Map of Florida PLT Schools