Project Learning Tree
Since it began in the early 1970s, PLT has been recognized as one of the premier environmental education programs in the world. PLT uses the forest as a window on the world to increase students’ understanding of our environment; stimulate students’ critical and creative thinking; develop students’ ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.
KAEE is proud to serve as state sponsor and coordinator of Kentucky PLT. We have a growing network of facilitators across the state who host workshops; if you are interested in becoming a facilitator, you are invited to attended our annual facilitator training. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area, please let us know!
Project Learning Tree Curriculum
Experiences for Early Childhood
Over 130 hands-on experiences engage children ages 3-6 in outdoor exploration and play
PreK-8 EE Activity Guide
PLT’s most popular resource for elementary and middle school contains 96 hands-on,
multidisciplinary activities, with an emphasis on STEM.
High School Modules
PLT’s secondary modules challenge students to explore in-depth the complexity of real-life environmental decisions. Hands-on classroom studies, research, and collaborative field investigations provide opportunities to debate issues and engage with experts.
Explore the many NGSS correlations for Project Learning Tree activities.
PLT currently offers several online trainings! These online workshops are self-paced courses composed of several 20-30 minute learning experiences, called “coursels.” Each coursel has been designed using best practices in online learning and teacher professional development. They prepare educators to integrate environmental education materials into their instruction. Each online course provides a high-quality professional development experience.
To receive any of PLT's award-winning curriculum resources, you must attend a PLT professional development workshop. PLT provides new and veteran teachers with high-quality, affordable professional development.
Earn continuing education credits
Receive PLT’s multi-disciplinary activity guides and state-specific supplemental resources
Put the materials and training to use in the classroom right away.
Become comfortable teaching outdoors – in urban, suburban, and rural environments
Engage your students in action projects – workshop attendees can apply for a grant
Keep an eye on our Event Calendar to see what's coming in your area. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a workshop!