Happy 40th Anniversary to Project Learning Tree

Forty years ago, Project Learning Tree® was founded to help the next generation of Americans value the natural world and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about natural resources in order to conserve, protect and enhance these landscapes.

America’s students today will become the stewards of the trees and forests of tomorrow. Forests in the United States provide all Americans with clean air and water, wildlife habitat, wood products we use every day, areas to recreate and good-paying jobs.

Project Learning Tree is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States. PLT advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through teacher professional development, curriculum resources, and service-learning programs that use trees and forests as windows on the world.

Project Learning Tree has trained more than 675,000 educators through in-person workshops reaching an estimated 100 million students in order to help them better understand the environment and develop their awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to make critical decisions about natural resources.

State forestry agencies utilize Project Learning Tree’s materials which can be readily infused into their interpretive and education programs to support the protection and conservation of state forests. NASF and State Foresters recognize the importance of this vital program that helps educators teach the next generation what forests provide, and what forests require to remain healthy and sustainable for the future for all Americans.

Learn more about Project Learning Tree at www.plt.org

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