Hawaii Project Learning Tree

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Project Learning Tree Educator Workshops and Capacity Building Opportunities

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Educators looking for a creative, multi-disciplinary environmental education program are invited to participate in Project Learning Tree Workshops offered by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW)  with support from the  US Forest Service,  the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the national Project Learning Tree office and many partners across the state.

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.  PLT activities can be adapted to various audiences: Pre-K – 12 students, Scout troops, special education classes, community groups and many more. Schools can also register to be a PLT GreenSchool here and request a PLT GreenSchool workshop.

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2020 Virtual Workshops

In response to the COVID outbreak, Hawai‘i PLT will be offering Virtual workshops that include e-units, access to standards aligned materials, and National PLTs network of resources.Workshops provide educators with the opportunity to connect and share ideas with colleagues, communicate with local scientists, and learn how to adapt integrate Hawaii’s unique environment across teaching disciplines with standards-connected content. To join a workshop, click the links below to register.

Environmental Education for Kindergarten to Grade 8 

July 23, 2020 from 9-10:30am followed by self-paced course. Register: https://hipltprek8july2020.eventbrite.com. Register by July 17 to receive a special pack of educator materials.

Treemendous Science! for Grades K-2

October 5, 2020 from 9-10:30am followed by self-paced course. Register: https://hiplttreemendousoct2020.eventbrite.com

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

October 5, 2020 from 3:30 – 5:00pm followed by self-paced course. Register: https://hiplteeoct2020.eventbrite.com

Green Schools

October 6 from 9 – 10:30am virtual workshop followed by a self-paced course. Register: https://hipltgreenschoolsoct2020.eventbrite.com

Energy In Ecosystems for Grades 3-5

IN DEVELOPMENT – Virtual workshop followed by self-paced course. Register: TBD

Carbon & Climate for Grades 6-8

October 20 from 2 – 3:30pm – Virtual workshop followed by self-paced course. Register: https://hipltcarbonoct2020.eventbrite.com

Environmental Education for Kindergarten to Grade 8 

October 26, 2020 from 3:00–4:30 pm – Virtual workshop followed by self-paced course. Register: https://hawaiiprek8.eventbrite.com

Each Workshop includes an e-unit or book supported by a virtual training. Participants will first partake in a 1-1.5 hour live video conference in which they will get acquainted with our state program, learn about helpful online resources, and participate in two PLT activities. Participants will then get access to an electronic copy of the activity guide and the online PD training for the selected module, which they complete individually. Once completed, participants will receive an official certificate of completion from the Hawaii PLT program. Hawaii PLT plans to offer a celebratory Ho’ike once the need for social distancing has passed. For more information about all the curriculum offerings PLT has for all ages, please visit: https://www.plt.org/curriculum-offerings/.

Any school, school district, early childhood center, college, organization, or can request one of the five trainings for a group of 6 or more – and we do our best to accommodate you. Workshops are offered free of charge to pre-service educators studying education, students majoring in natural resources, in-service educators, and early childhood educators as long as funds remain available.  Any school, school district, early childhood center, college, organization, or can request one of the five trainings for a group of 6 or more.

If you would like to schedule a training, or have any questions, please contact Hawaii Project Learning Tree Coordinators Michelle and Makana – [email protected] or 808.729.1676

Become a Hawai‘i Project Learning Tree Facilitator

If you would like to become a Hawai’i PLT facilitator, please contact us via email: [email protected].  PLT facilitators will receive FREE curriculum, help with advertising the workshops, training, as well as become part of a national network of environmental education leaders with access to great resources and support. 

Contact:

Michelle Gorham or Makana Kaha‘ulelio via email at [email protected]

MG – (808)729-1676 or MK – (808)255-5149