Project Learning Tree

West Virginia Project Learning Tree Program

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award winning, environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students in grades K-12.

  • PLT uses the forest as a “window” into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it.
  • PLT provides more than 175 interdisciplinary, instructional activities.
  • PLT provides workshops and in-service programs for teachers, foresters, youth group leaders, resource managers and others.
  • PLT works in the city and the country, whether there is a single tree or a forest.
Project Learning Tree’s Award

Project Learning Tree’s Award

PLT is nationally recognized as an outstanding environmental education program. PLT and its co-sponsors, the American Forest Foundation and the Western Regional Environmental Education Council, have been honored with a number of awards, including: The Distinguished...

Project Learning Tree Sponsors

Project Learning Tree Sponsors

West Virginia Forestry Association WV Division of Forestry WV Conservation Education Council U.S. Forest Service-State and Private Forestry Individuals or organizations who would like to support Project Learning Tree-West Virginia financially, should send their check...

How Can Get Involved

How Can Get Involved

During the workshop you will: Find out more about PLT resources and activities. Participate in hands-on PLT activities both indoors and out. Learn more about trees and forest ecology from foresters and other natural resource professionals. Expand your knowledge and...

Project Learning Tree Activity Guides

Project Learning Tree Activity Guides

Project Learning Tree Activity Guides With your students you can: ADOPT A TREE… use all of your senses to investigate your tree and see how it changes throughout the year. GO… on a school safari. DISCOVER… the secret ingredients in soil. INVESTIGATE… the value of...

The Benefits of Project Learning Tree

The Benefits of Project Learning Tree

For Children: Develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, evaluation, research, and decision making. Begin to make wise personal decisions about everyday matters that affect the environment. Learn how to think, not what to think, about our complex...

Project Learning Tree’s Background

Project Learning Tree’s Background

PLT was developed through a joint effort of the American Forest Council (AFC) and the Western Regional Environmental Education Council (WREEC). The materials were written by classroom teachers and other educators, resource agency personnel, representatives of private...