Project Learning Tree Professional Development Workshop
Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Grand Rapids, MI
You are invited to participate in Project Learning Tree,
a national professional development workshop.
Who: Calvin College education, recreation, and science majors interested in environmental education and working with youth ages Pre-K to 8th grade
What: Professional development opportunity. The 6 hour workshop will certify you to use the Project Learning Tree (Pre-K to 8th grade) curriculum materials and guides in your future classrooms, recreation programs, environmental education programs, Vacation Bible school classes, etc.
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Bunker Interpretive Center
Facilitator: Jeanette Henderson, Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve Program Manager
Cost: $5 (This includes the $25 curriculum book, certification, lunch, snacks, and additional workshop materials.) This program is underwritten thanks to the generosity of Steve & Kara Vanderpol, Calvin Alumni
Bring: Enthusiasm; warm winter clothes/boots (we will go outside!); exact cash
Questions: Contact Jeanette Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-526-7601
Pre-registeration required by February 14
What is Project Learning Tree (PLT)?
PLT is an award-winning, national environmental education program designed for educators working with youth from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12.PLT is a source of interdisciplinary instructional activities and offers professional development training for teachers, pre-service teachers and other educators. Project Learning Tree's curriculum and activities help to increase students' awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it. Students learn to use critical and creative thinking skills, develop informed decisions on environmental issues, and gain confidence to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. For more information about PLT and the curriculum guides visit www.plt.org.
During the workshop …
You will become acquainted with PLT’s Pre-K to 8th grade activities, meet and share ideas with other Calvin students with similar interests and natural resource professionals, and learn more about the environment while expanding your teaching skills.
More Reasons Why You Should Attend the Workshop
- Receive an amazing curriculum and the latest nature based materials to use with future students
- Leave the workshop inspired and more knowledgeable about God’s Creation and how to share its wonders with children
- Certification looks great on your resume, especially if you are considering a career in elementary education, recreation, environmental education or interpretation
Project Learning Tree® is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation and sponsored in Michigan by the Department of Natural Resources.