Project Learning Tree K-12 Teacher Training

The Conservation Foundation and the Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District invite all area educators, formal or non-formal, to this Project Learning Tree teacher training workshop.

October 18, 2014

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Dr., Joliet, IL

Learn how to integrate environmental education, Iiterature, math and science into your existing curriculum with nature as your medium.

  • Become a Project Learning Tree certified educator at this engaging hands-on workshop for formal and non-formal educators
  • Investigate environmental topics with indoor and outdoor activities
  • Receive PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, correlated to national and state academic standards including Common Core
  • Investigate STEM connections 
  • Earn 6 CPDUs, classroom resources and more!
  • Gain eligibility to apply for $2000 in GreenWorks! grant funds for schoolyard projects.

Cost: $30.00 includes training, snacks and resources.

Participants must pre-purchase the Activity Guide that is available during the registration process

($24.95 electronic download or $29.95 + shipping for printed copy).

Space is limited to 20 participants. Please bring your activity guide, a lunch and dress for the outdoors!  Registration deadline is October 10th.

Click here to register!

Thank you to our workshop sponsors:

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for educators working with youth from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8. PLT is a source of interdisciplinary instructional activities to help increase students’ awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place in it. PLT is place-based education that develops higher order thinking skills, is interdisciplinary, and activity-based. PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide contains 96 lessons and is correlated to national and state academic standards. Many lessons contain STEM connections.

Materials are arranged under five major themes:

  • Diversity
  • Structure and Scale
  • Systems
  • Interrelationships
  • Patterns of Change