2023 PLT Annual Conference Washington. March 27-30, Stevenson, Washington, in the Columbia River Gorge

Join us for the Project Learning Tree Annual Conference in Stevenson, Washington, from March 27-30, 2023.

The 2023 Project Learning Tree (PLT) Annual Conference brings together over 100 thought leaders in environmental education to learn best practices, network, and increase the delivery of PLT programming in classrooms and communities across the country.

The conference focuses on providing professional development for our environmental education leaders, who collectively reach over 15,000 educators annually with an estimated reach of over 5 million students each year, and is essential to growing and improving programming that connects young people to the outdoors.

2023 PLT Annual Conference Washington. March 27-30, Stevenson, Washington, in the Columbia River Gorge

Join us for the Project Learning Tree Annual Conference in Stevenson, Washington, from March 27-30, 2023.

The 2023 Project Learning Tree (PLT) Annual Conference brings together over 100 thought leaders in environmental education to learn best practices, network, and increase the delivery of PLT programming in classrooms and communities across the country.

The conference focuses on providing professional development for our environmental education leaders, who collectively reach over 15,000 educators annually with an estimated reach of over 5 million students each year, and is essential to growing and improving programming that connects young people to the outdoors.

REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL

Register now and book your accommodation to participate in an exciting 4-day environmental education event to learn and exchange best practices, network, and increase the delivery of PLT programming in classrooms and communities across the country!

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WHY ATTEND?

Promising Practices in Professional Development (PD)


Learn to strengthen the instructional design and delivery of PLT PD events. Sessions address professional development models, PLT’s 5+ Guiding Principles, outcome-based instructional design, and facilitator professional development and management.

Relevancy of PLT Materials and Delivery


Discover tried-and-tested efforts to connect your PLT program to current educational trends and place-specific needs. Sessions address PLT’s connections to state standards, district initiatives, incorporation of place-based materials, and modifications to PLT materials or professional development events to meet the learning needs and interests of specific communities or audiences.

Reach and Re-Engagement

Hear from PLT State Coordinators and national PLT staff on efforts to expand awareness and recruit, retain, and engage priority audiences. Sessions address ways to effectively reach new and underrepresented audiences, re-engage audiences as we move back to in-person events, better connect with diverse or underserved populations, use social media, and stay connected to traditional audiences.

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Organizational Capacity and Leadership

Learn strategies to strengthen the capacity of your state program. Sessions focus on topics related to growing and sustaining active facilitator networks, financial sustainability, SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) engagement, partnerships, steering committees, and strategic planning.

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

2023 speaker highlights coming soon!

In the meantime, checkout some of the highlights from the 2022 PLT Annual Conference.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

MONDAY

Kick off the 2023 PLT Annual Conference with welcoming remarks. Evening reception.

TUESDAY

PLT conference sessions covering place-based learning. Afternoon offsite field experience exploring Washington’s majestic landscapes and learning about local sustainability practices.

WEDNESDAY

PLT conference general and concurrent sessions. Awards luncheon.

THURSDAY

PLT conference general and concurrent sessions. Afternoon networking. Closing dinner.

FRIDAY

Optional post-conference excursion.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

MONDAY

Kick off the 2023 PLT Annual Conference with welcoming remarks. Evening reception.

TUESDAY

PLT conference sessions covering place-based learning. Afternoon offsite field experience exploring Washington’s majestic landscapes and learning about local sustainability practices.

WEDNESDAY

PLT conference general and concurrent sessions. Awards luncheon.

THURSDAY

PLT conference general and concurrent sessions. Afternoon networking. Closing dinner.

FRIDAY

Optional post-conference excursion.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship is one of the best ways to support environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways. We hope you’ll consider a sponsorship opportunity in support of this exciting and educational conference in Stevenson, Washington.

Your sponsorship will help to ensure this year’s PLT Annual Conference continues to deliver dynamic speakers, invaluable networking opportunities and sessions offering engaging discussions around environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways.

BECOME A SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS

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CONTACT US

Sponsorship

If you have any questions or require assistance with sponsorship, please contact Rocco Saracina at [email protected].

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If you have questions about sessions, topics, or general conference questions, please contact Kate Nagle at
[email protected].