Saturday, October 5, 2013
NYC YOUTH AND SCHOOL GARDEN NETWORK
AND PROJECT LEARNING TREE
FOR A DAY OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Looking for educational activities that complement your gardening program? Then join us as we dig into Project Learning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide for a garden-themed workshop. PLT facilitators will lead you through a selection of the guide’s 96 hands-on, interdisciplinary activities. Then it will be your turn as you work in a small group to prepare and deliver an activity from the guide. All necessary materials will be provided for this portion of the workshop. Participants who complete the entire 6-hour workshop will receive the guide and are eligible to apply for PLT’s GreenWorks! grant.
Please note that this is an active workshop that will include periods where you will be outside, even if there is light rain, so dress accordingly. For more information about PLT, visit and see below.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation educators will facilitate the workshop.
Completing the workshop makes your programs eligible for PLT GreenWorks Grants.
WHEN: October 5th
TIME: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park @ 97th Street
COST: $10 + service charge (non-refundable for lunch and additional materials)
RSVP by September 30th.
Project Learning Tree
At Project Learning Tree, our goal is to teach students how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues. Recognized as a leader in environmental education for more than 35 years, PLT enhances critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision-making skills, teaching students to weigh various sides of an environmental issue to make informed and responsible decisions. PLT materials are multi-disciplinary and aligned with state and national education standards.
PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide
Charting Diversity. Birds and Worms. Pollution Search. These are some of the 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities in our PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide. The PreK-8 Guide covers topics covering both the natural and built environment – forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning, and culture, to name a few. Our state-of-the-art PreK-8 curriculum materials are packed with inter-disciplinary activities, each tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. These materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms — and their students into the environment.