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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.

Distance Learning Resources

On behalf of Florida Project Learning Tree, we hope that you and your families are safe and well.

We want you to know that PLT has a number of resources available to teachers and parents to support distance learning.

PLT Activity Resources

Nature is a great teacher! Check out the (free!) PLT Activities for Families to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature. Suitable for children ages 3 – 15, some activities work better for younger children, others are more suited for older children. The way you present them will change depending on your child’s knowledge and ability.

In addition, there are a number of videos showing these activities in action on the PLT Video YouTube Channel

PLT Virtual & Online Training Resources

During summer of 2020, Florida PLT is excited to offer educators an opportunity to participate in a Virtual Professional Development Training Experience. 

The Virtual Professional Development Training Experience includes two parts:

  • Part 1: Participate in a 2-hour webinar to explore and experience PLT activities; hear from guest speakers on relevant environmental topics; and discuss ideas with other educators for using PLT to engage students in learning both indoors and outside.
  • Part 2: Complete an online training (3 modules: Introduction to PLT; Activity Demonstration/Exploration; and “Hike” through the PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide—including access to activity e-book). The online training is approximately 2 hours and can be completed at your own pace.

Register now for Part 1 (Webinar). Note: there are 4 webinar dates to choose from; you only need to register for one webinar. 

In addition, National PLT offers several online professional development training courses. Go to shop.plt.org to purchase online training and e-books. 

 

Florida PLT Annual Report

Each year, Florida PLT puts together an annual report highlighting impacts and stories from the year. Click on the bar below to view our current and previous Annual Reports. 

Latest Florida PLT News

General Florida PLT News

Project Learning Tree Brings the Forest to the Kids

Florida Forests, Spring/Summer 2019

Florida PLT Professional Development Trainings

Ushering in a new generation of understanding

Suzette Cook, Chiefland Citizen, October 24, 2019

PLT's Leadership In Education Award

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award honors those who make significant contributions to advance PLT programs and initiatives at the state or regional level. Congratulations to Kirsten Brazier, First Grade Teacher at Crawfordville Elementary School, Florida PLT School Coordinator, and Florida PLT Steering Committee member, and recipient of the 2019 Leadership in Education Award. 

Click here to read more about Kirsten's Leadership in Education award on the national PLT website

Click here to read an interview conducted by the USFS National Forests in Florida.

Florida PLT E-newsletter Archive

Click here to view an archive of the Florida PLT e-newlsetter.

 

News from National PLT

Click here to check out what’s happening with PLT nationally.