South Carolina Forestry Commission
Project Learning Tree
WHAT IS PROJECT LEARNING TREE?
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning international environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation. It is designed for teachers and informal educators who work with students from early childhood through high school. In South Carolina, Project Learning Tree is jointly sponsored by the SC Forestry Commission, SC Forestry Association, and the SC Department of Education.
PLT uses the forest as a window into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the environment and their place within it.
PLT teaches students "how to think, not what to think" about complex environmental issues.
PLT activities supplement existing curricula.
PLT activities are hands-on action oriented.
PLT activities easily adapt to many settings: classroom, outdoors, the home, city, forest etc.
PLT activities are correlated to national and state academic standards as well as Boy and Girl Scout programs.
PLT is multi-disciplinary—it is not just science!
PLT materials are designed for teachers by teachers, and do not require expensive equipment or kits.
SC PLT Facilitator Corner
SC PLT Jerry L. Shrum Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards
What to know more?
To learn about the progress of PLT in SC, please view the 2016 SC PLT Annual Report.
For more information on the PLT program and materials, visit the National PLT website.
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