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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


China School’s Forest to host

Project Learning Tree Workshops

 

China School’s Forest will be hosting TWO Project Learning Tree Workshops for adults in April.  Each workshop will feature hands-on activities and lesson ideas for kids ages K-8.   Both workshops will begin with a short introduction to Project Learning Tree and then we will head out into the forest for interactive sessions with trained facilitators. Lessons are interdisciplinary including connections to children’s literature and language arts activities.  If you are an educator (formal or informal), community volunteer, scout leader, naturalist, natural resource professional, land trust member, homeschooling parent or just want to learn some great ways to teach kids about the forest, this workshop is for you.  Workshops are rain or shine so come prepared for the weather.  Sign up by April 8, 2017. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Cost is $50 per participant and includes the Project Learning Tree K-8 activity book with 96 lessons, opportunities to network with resource professionals, tour the award-winning China School’s Forest and gain new skills to make nature learning fun. Make checks payable to: Maine TREE Foundation

Location:  China Primary School, 763 Lakeview Drive, China, ME 04358

Workshop 1- Thursdays, April 13 and 27 (must attend both sessions) from 3pm-6pm

Workshop 2- Saturday, April 29 from 9am-3pm. Bring a bag lunch and drink.

FMI – Contact Anita Smith at 968-2255 or chinaschoolsforest@gmail.com

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To register please send your name, address, phone number, e-mail and which workshop you are interested in along with the $50 registration fee (make checks payable to Maine TREE Foundation) send to:

 China School's Forest 
c/o China Primary School 
763 Lakeview Drive
 China, ME 04358

 


Lakes Environmental Association to host a Project Learning Tree and

Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) Workshop

 

Connecting students, curriculum and local partners with Maine’s forests
May 24, 2017

 

This workshop presents outdoor learning experiences for exploring the forest around your school or your community using MEPLT’s Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) protocol and the Project Learning Tree high school guide – Focus on Forests.  All materials have connections to Common Core, STEM and Next Generation Science Standards. The STEM connections offer new and diverse entry points to learning: the forest products industry, carbon data, sustainability, and getting outside.

 

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 11:30 to 3:30
 
Who should attend? Teachers from grades 5 through 12
 
Workshop fee:  $50/participant although LEA is offering a $25 scholarship for area teachers. If interested, contact Alanna to register ASAP.
 
 
Why FIG? Introduction to the tools and website plus a tree ID lesson and information about the Maine forests.  Set up a permanent FIG plot at the Science Center.
 
Facilitators: Shane Duigan, ME Forest Service District Forester, Pat Maloney, MEPLT Coordinator and Amy Hunter, Freeport HS science teacher.
 
Where?  Maine Lake Science Center
      51 Willet Road
      Bridgton ME 04009

 

 

Bring a lunch. Please dress for both indoors and outdoors activities. Register no later than May 18 by writing to: alanna@leamaine.org. Please bring your $25 payment to the workshop in check or cash. 

FMI:alanna@leamaine.org or Pat Maloney, meprojectlearningtree@gmail.com

 

 

 


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

Plans are coming together for a fun and gala outdoor family and friends day at China Schools Forest on October 14, 2017. Add the date to your calendar and join us for great local food, music, games and hikes through the Forest trails. 

http://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/china-school-trails

 

Watch for updates about our Anniversary plans and please send photos that you may have from a time when you were involved with PLT or send us your hopes & dreams for the next 40 years with PLT! 

 

 

 


Workshops will be posted as soon as they are confirmed, please check back!


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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