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!
Experiences for Early Childhood
Over 130 hands-on experiences engage children ages 3-6 in outdoor exploration and play.
Pre K - 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.
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.
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.