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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Road

Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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This six-hour workshop will feature the award-winning environmental education curriculum, Project Learning Tree. Participants will engage in fun and educational activities to learn the curriculum first-hand. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a K-8 Activity Guide featuring 96 environmental education activities that make learning fun for all! This guide is graciously being sponosored by Phillip Allen. THANK YOU!

Please bring your own lunch and reusuable water bottle.

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Studies show that when environmental education is integrated into curricula, students are more engaged in learning, and student achievement increases in core academic areas—including STEM subjects. PLT’s rich educational materials and inquiry-based activities meet state and national academic standards across many subject areas. PLT activities are hands-on and multi-disciplinary and appeal to different learning styles and abilities. PLT is easy to implement, and enjoyable for teachers and students. Educators receive PLT materials at a PLT professional development workshop, which can be tailored to specific subject areas or grade levels, to teachers at individual schools and to pre-service college students, and for continuing education credits. Teachers trained in PLT are eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant for students to implement an environmental improvement project at their school or in their community.

  • PLT improves test scores by providing students with engaging curriculum about the natural world that can be applied to all subject areas and all grades.
  • PLT provides PreK-12 teachers with a set of comprehensive environmental education materials that supplement their curriculum and can be easily integrated into lesson plans. PLT has hundreds of fully developed lesson plans that require minimal additional materials.
  • PLT activities are aligned with state (and national) education standards, peerreviewed and tested in classrooms. They help meet education goals set by principals, district curriculum supervisors, state superintendents, Congress, the Administration.
  • PLT includes suggestions for differentiated instruction in all its curriculum materials to provide students with different learning styles and abilities, and in rural, urban, and suburban settings, multiple avenues to acquire and process content.
  • PLT gives educators the confidence to take their students outdoors to learn, and PLT’s hands-on activities make the learning fun and meaningful for students. Children love learning with PLT!
  • PLT’s GreenSchools! program provides students a solid learning and leadership experience and can help save your school money!




Questions? Please contact Lara Milligan at 727-453-6905 or lara317@ufl.edu. If contacting via email, please put “Project Learning Tree” in the subject line. Thank you!

UF/IFAS Extension provides practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Ethnic background and racial information are collected to comply with Federal reporting requirements.


Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).

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