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WORKSHOPS

Events and Workshops


Explore Your Environment K-8 Professional Development Workshop is for educators of children ages kindergarten through 8th grade, and is occurring June 17th and 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM CST via Zoom. Attend a brand-new workshop offering from Nebraska Forest Service! Gain access to PLT's new flagship K-8 curriculum: Explore Your Environment. Attendees will be fully equipped to teach outdoors for the summer months after this workshop by gaining access to over 50 interdisciplinary outdoor STEM-based, hands-on activities from this new standards-based curriculum guide. Only 25 seats are available!

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 4 in-service hours
  • a copy of the curricula
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away
  • Featured Curriculum: Project Learning Tree’s Explore Your Environment Guide

Tree ID for You & Me! MiniWorkshop is for educators of children ages preschool through 4th grade, and is occurring June 23rd from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom. Tree Identification can seem like a daunting task to the novel nature enthusiast or educator, but through this workshop, you will gain the skills to ID local trees and teach basic Tree Identification to your students. While this workshop is open to educators of students of all ages, we suggest that early childhood and elementary educators attend. All are welcome! Later in the workshop, we will also identify connections between Tree ID and many of our favorite Project Learning Tree Environmental Education lessons.

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 1.5 in-service hours
  • basic skills to identify some of the most common Nebraska Trees
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away
  • connections between Tree ID and Project Learning Tree Lessons and Activities

Literature, Leaves, and Little Learners MiniWorkshop is for educators of children ages preschool through 2nd grade, and is occurring June 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom. Join the Nebraska Forest Service for a virtual mini-workshop focused on picture books, short stories, and literary connections to some of our favorite early childhood Project Learning Tree Lessons! Learn how you can incorporate environmental education into your daily routines, including story time, to engage young children in learning about the natural world that surrounds them.

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 1.5 in-service hours
  • connections between Project Learning Tree Activities, Environmental Education, and Literature to encourage early reading and literacy
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away

Project WET & Learning Tree K-8 Educator PD Workshop - Kearney, In Person is for educators of children ages kindergarten through 8th grade, and is occurring July 10th from 10 AM to 4:30 PM CST at the Kearney Public Library South Platte Room in Kearney, Nebraska. This class will focus on activities that utilize nature to promote STEM education in an interactive and engaging way. Activities are adaptable to all learning levels, all educators are welcome, and this workshop also will feature activities and lessons from the *NEW!* Explore Your Environment K-8 Activity Guide - the new and improved flagship resource from Project Learning Tree. Only 15 Seats Available! Questions? Contact: Holly Mauslien, Facilitator, green.holly0204@gmail.com, 402-975-5698

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 6.5 in-service hours
  • a copy of the curricula: PLT K-8 Explore Your Environment Guide with over 50 multi-disciplinary activities and WET K-12 Curriculum Guide with over 64 multi-disciplinary activities
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away

Seeds to Trees MiniWorkshop is for educators of children ages preschool through 2nd grade, and is occurring July 15th from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom. During this workshop we will explore PLT's *NEW* Seeds to Trees Pocket Guide. Trees start small but pack a big wallop—and so does this new resource. Get ready for outdoor summer lessons with this new pocket-sized activity guide, perfect for leading nature walks and other outdoor experiences.

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 1.5 in-service hours
  • a copy of the curricula
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away
  • Featured Curriculum: Project Learning Tree’s Seeds to Trees Pocket Guide

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood - Kearney, In-Person Professional Development Workshop is for educators of children ages 3 to 6, or preschool through second grade, and is occurring July 20th from 6-8:30 PM CST at the Kearney Public Library South Platte Room in Kearney, Nebraska. Join us as we learn how to engage early learners in environmental education utilizing PLT's award-winning, hands-on Early Childhood Curriculum Encourage early learners’ natural curiosity in nature and guide them in multi-disciplinary learning experiences. PLT uses an interdisciplinary curriculum to teach students how to think, not what to think, while using trees and forests as "windows to the world." Participants must be registered by March 22nd. The cost is $19 per person. Only 15 Seats Available! Questions? Contact: Holly Mauslien, Facilitator, green.holly0204@gmail.com, 402-975-5698

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 2.5 in-service hours
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away
  • a copy of the curricula: Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Guide

Project Learning Tree MiniWorkshop: Sensational Trees! in Summer is for educators of children ages preschool through 2nd grade, and is occurring July 27th from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom. Cool off while learning to engage learners in Project Learning Tree's *newest* sensory-focused curriculum targeting grades K-2! Warm weather? Learning outdoors through environmental education is no problem with Project Learning Tree no matter the weather. We will focus our time in this workshop on connecting each lesson to the summer season as well as spend additional time discussing tips and tricks for continuing environmental education during the dog days of the summer sun.

Each participant will be given:
  • a certificate for 1.5 in-service hours
  • the background knowledge needed to implement these hands-on, heads-on activities in your classroom or program right away
  • Featured Curriculum: Project Learning Tree’s Sensational Tree’s Activity Guide