Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree, a program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and sponsored in Maine by the Maine TREE Foundation, is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.

Maine Project Learning Tree provides opportunities for teachers and students to explore and examine their environment in an effort to form their own opinions. In other words, MEPLT’s curriculum teaches students “How to Think, not What to Think.”

Maine Project Learning Tree

  • Provides balanced natural resource education and connections with supportive statewide resource professionals
  • Promotes good stewardship of Maine’s natural resources by providing tools for educators to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.
  • Broadens knowledge and understanding of complex environmental issues by providing opportunities for place-based learning, inquiry-based investigations, service learning projects, and partnerships with local resource professionals.
  • Distributes the widely recognized and award-winning PLT curricula through low-cost professional development.
  • Trains facilitators to deliver workshops for formal and non-formal educators, community leaders and natural resource professionals.
  • Partners with a variety of organizations from environmental education programs, to forestry related businesses, land trusts and Scout troops.
In-person custom designed and standards based workshops options include:

On-line offerings are also available:

Click here to go to PLT website


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