Upcoming Project Learning Tree Opportunities

A couple of dreary days and I am sure we are all ready for some sunshine!  How about getting outside with a Project Learning Tree?  Please share this information with those in your networks. These workshops are open to anyone that works with youth and wants to provide engaging and hands-on activities including classroom teachers, 4-H Agents and volunteer leaders, church and youth group leaders, and homeschool educators.


I have just included the bare minimum info here, but for more detailed information please visit http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/plt/calendar. Please register for the workshops with the contact person listed, not via reply to this email message. Remember – most workshops and materials are provided free of charge through our partnerships unless otherwise listed. CEU and EE Certification credits are available at all workshops.
For more detailed information on workshops listed below, please visit http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/plt/calendar
February 3-4, 2012
PreK-8 Workshop: Energy & Society
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
Greensboro, NC
To Register: Melanie Buckingham melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov  336-373-2923

NO COST for workshop or materials.  Workshop includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, tours of sustainable energy sites, Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Guide and the PLT Energy & Society Kit (a $35 value!).


February 17, 2012
PreK-12 Workshop
Dobson, NC
To Register: Martha Hyde hydema@surry.k12.nc.us
Features PreK-8 Guide and the Forests of the World module (no cost and lunch provided)


February 18, 2012
PLT Early Childhood Workshop
Goose Creek State Park
Washington, NC
To Register:  Melissa Patrick info@coolsprings.org              252-514-3533      
Features Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood and the PLT PreK-8 Guides


February 20, 2012
PreK-8 Workshop
Schiele Museum of Natural History
Gastonia, NC
To Register: Elysabeth Utick elysabethu@cityofgastonia.com  704-854-6676

Cost: $10 museum member/$12 non-members.  Activity Guide provided at no charge through sponsorship from the NC Forestry Association.


May 11 & 12, 2012
PreK-8 Workshop
Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
Four Oaks, NC
To Register:  Katrina McDougald mcdougaldk@howellwoods.org              919-938-0115       x 225

Materials, instruction, and activities guide are provided free of charge.  Those traveling from afar can stay onsite in cabins at Howell Woods for the cost of $10/night (http://www.johnstoncc.edu/howellwoods/cabins.aspx).  Evening educational program will be available for those staying overnight.



Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Academy
Coastal: June 25-29, 2012
Mountain: July 23-27, 2012



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