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Project Learning Tree Workshop for K-8 Educators

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:00am to 12:30pm

Event Details

This is a past event.

For: K-8 classroom teachers, informal educators, parents, community partners 
Credit: 3 SCECHs pending; free
Participants receive: free lunch; complimentary copy of the new K-8 Project Learning Tree Activity Guide with 50 interdisciplinary activities for classroom and outdoor settings provided by MI Dept. of Natural Resources; teaching resources.


Register on Wisdomwhere or email
CCISD participants:
GOISD Participants: and PEER to the CCISD

Limited to 25 participants. Register by: July 8th 

Workshop Description

Gain new knowledge and skills to teach about Michigan’s environment using hands-on, interdisciplinary activities that can be taught indoors or outside. This newly designed activity guide includes ‘did you know’ forest facts and an introduction to related careers. Find out more about this high quality environmental education program at Project Learning Tree.

Workshop Presenters

Joan Chadde

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Michigan Technological University

Dr. Kathryn Hofmeister

College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University

Shanelle Saunders

Conservation Educator
Ottawa National Forest

Specific Learning Outcomes for the Workshop

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1.  Conduct at least 5 Project Learning Tree (PLT) activities for their students.

2.  Use the K-8 Project Learning Tree activity guide to find activities for your grade/subject area/target audience.

3. Identify five Michigan science, social studies or math standards that can be addressed with PLT activities.

4. Describe the factors contributing to a healthy forest.

5. Describe several related careers.

NOTE: GOISD teachers - let me know if you'd like a PLT workshop scheduled in Gogebic County. 

Please share with other educators!

Cosponsored by MTU Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, WUP MiSTEM, and Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative. Lunch provided by the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences.

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  • 47375 US-41, Houghton, MI 49931


South of Houghton, along US-41

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