01/16/15 – Sign Up Now For Project Learning Tree Workshop, Jan. 31 National Tropical Botanical GardenPosted on Jan 16, 2015 in Forestry & Wildlife, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
|DAVID Y. IGE
For Immediate News Release January 16, 2015
JAN. 31 AT NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
a 2013 PLT workshop on Maui hosted by volunteer facilitators
and the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
The workshop will focus on demonstrating creative, standards-based techniques educators can use to engage elementary and middle school students in multi-disciplinary environmental education. Participants will meet community partners from collaborating agencies and have the opportunity to participate in a special guided hike of the grounds by nursery manager, Ashley Trask.
FREE Project Learning Tree professional development opportunities are offered annually on Kaua‘i by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in cooperation with: Tri-Isle RC&D, the US Forest Service, and the National Project Learning Tree office.
At these workshops, participants have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with colleagues, learn about Hawaii’s unique resources from local scientists and educators, and become eligible to apply for PLT’s GreenSchools! and GreenWorks! grants. Participants receive a curriculum guide correlated to common core state standards as well as posters, snacks, and other local teaching resources.
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program. It is easy to infuse the environmental lessons into other subject areas such as math, language arts, and social studies. The activities within the curricula feature extensions and can be adapted to various audiences including the Pre-K to 8 classroom, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troupes, special education cohorts, community groups and others. People who lead these groups are all welcome to attend the workshop.
For more information about Project Learning Tree, call Michelle Gorham Jones at (808) 265-3276 or email: Michelle.G.Jones@hawaii.gov.
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