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MAINE Project Learning Tree

Pat Maloney, PLT State Coordinator
153 Hospital St., Augusta, ME 04330
207-626-7990, meplt@gwi.net  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maine PLT since 1977 delivering quality EE to Maine schools

 

 

Consider signing up for one of the upcoming award-winning curriculum and professional development opportunities that offer experiential, field based, interdisciplinary tools for effective outdoor lessons – all aligned with Common Core Standards and poised for Next Generation of Science Standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Burgason presenting during our 2013 summer Teachers' Tour

 



MAINE PROJECT LEARNING TREE turns 40 this year and we will celebrate! 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Maine Project Learning Tree joins Midcoast Conservancy

"Day in the Woods"

Hidden Valley Nature Center

131 Egypt Road

Jefferson, Maine

 

Fun for all ages at the PLT tent plt "So You Think You Know the Maine Woods?" trivia treat. Children's activities include nature art activities, pond investigations, Fair houses, SFI flume table.  HVNC guided forest walks connected to PLT curriculum for teachers & community leaders

For all updates visit:

https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/forestry-event-101517/

 

 


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Announcing a Project Learning Tree (PLT) Early Childhood Professional Development Workshop for Eastern Maine Community College students and area childcare providers and educators.

When: 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 on EMCC campus, Katahdin Hall, 3rd floor from 8:30 to 1:00

Why Attend: 

·       Project Learning Tree’s Early Childhood award winning guide includes music, movement, literature, art, recipes and hands-on nature explorations using all of a child’s senses.

  • Join this fun, interactive workshop with PLT facilitators Joanne Alex, Barry Burgason and Elaine Philbrook. The curriculum drawn from Early Childhood Learning Standards and Environmental Education provides the early childhood educator with an understanding of the science behind observations and explorations.

  • Workshop includes time for creative planning and play toward increasing children’s’ time and contact outdoors with our natural world.

  • The opportunity for preservice teachers to participate in a professional development experience beside more experienced teachers highlights teaching as a profession where its members continue to learn and develop.

  • Thanks to an EPA ee360 grant from National PLT, this workshop is free of charge for a limited number of educators. All participants will receive the EC guide plus the accompanying CD with 14 happy tunes.

 

Space is limited and registration is required by calling or writing CJ Herlihy at 207 621 9872 or mtf@gwi.net no later than September 22, 2017.


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Announcing a Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Hirundo Professional Development Workshop for teachers, community leaders, college students and natural resource professionals.

When and Where: 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8:15 to 3:00 p.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge - http://www.hirundomaine.org/

Why Attend: 

  • ·       Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is a 2,400 acre nature preserve, spanning Pushaw and Dead Streams, Lac d’Or (lake), vast wetlands, including a gently raised bog, Silver Maple Floodplain Forest, mixed hardwood and evergreen forests – a perfect setting for a Project Learning Tree workshop with a grades 8 through 12 curriculum to support your professional needs.

  • ·     Join this outdoors and interactive workshop with PLT facilitators William Livingston, UMaine forestry; Roger Merchant, NAI-Certified Interpretive Guide, forester and photographer; Gudrun Keszöcze, Hirundo Naturalist and Hirundo Program Director; and Pat Maloney, Coordinator, Maine PLT.

  • ·     The curriculum offers an array of multidisciplinary activities and units with links to STEM and NGSS.

  • ·     Workshop includes mapping activities, visual interpretation of trees and forests, soils studies, tree ID and an introduction to the Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) program.

  • ·     All participants will receive the PLT Focus on Forests high school guide plus a variety of handouts and membership into the PLT network! Coffee and snacks too.

Cost of this professional development session: $50/professionals and $30/students

Bring a lunch and dress for outdoor time and learning opportunities.

Space is limited and registration is required by calling or writing CJ Herlihy at 207 621 9872 or mtf@gwi.net no later than 

October 13, 2017.

 

 

 


SAVE THE DATE

Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) is happy to announce a

PLT K through 8 educator workshop at Bates College

When & Where: 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Bates College (Pettengill G-65), Lewiston from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Why Attend: 

   Explore, experience and analyze the Project Learning Tree’s K through 8 Environmental Education curriculum. How does it support your best practices?

   The PLT curriculum with over 90 cross curricular activities are linked to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

   Workshop includes time for creative planning with consideration for increasing children’s time and contact outdoors with our natural world.

   Learn about the new Ecosystems and Energy e-units from National PLT and how one University of Maine professor included them in his pre-service education course.

   Thanks to an EPA ee360 grant from National PLT, this workshop is free of charge for a limited number of educators and Bates students. All participants will receive the Project Learning Tree K through 8 guide plus a variety of ready to use handouts!

   For those wishing an advanced workshop, we’ll present a four hour Part Two session at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, Lewiston with participants choosing a best follow up date. Everyone will receive a certificate of attendance noting hours of participation.

 

Snacks and coffee will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own bag lunch or purchase lunch at Bates.

Space is limited and registration is required by calling or writing CJ Herlihy at 207 621 9872 or mtf@gwi.net no later than October 27, 2017.


Pre registration for all workshops is required.

Please send a $50 check (or amount otherwise specified) to

Maine TREE Foundation and note your workshop date on the check.

 

Mail to:

Maine TREE Foundation

PO Box 5470

Augusta, ME  04332

 

 

INTERESTED IN HAVING A PLT WORKSHOP AT YOUR SCHOOL OR IN YOUR COMMUNITY?  CONTACT PAT MALONEY AT 207-626-7990 OR E-MAIL TO meprojectlearningtree@gmail.com.




Make sure your classroom has a Project Learning Tree guide - sign up for a workshop today or call to arrange for one at your school.

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