“I can tell that a lot of time, thought and consideration has gone into how the [California’s Forestry Institute for Teachers] program is structured. My knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding our forests has increased dramatically. I appreciated hearing from people in the field (loggers, Forest Service, researchers, environmentalists, Park Service, foresters, industry people, etc.). I feel better prepared to share what I know and to bring forestry to my students.”

– California Educator

“PLT GreenWorks! grants focus on youth-led activities, so the Forest Service purposefully provided the high school students the opportunity to do something challenging, and it’s resulted in students gaining self-confidence, pride, knowledge, and experience.”

– Joy Barney, Conservation Education Program Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

PLT workshops in California

  • Early Childhood
  • PreK-8
  • Secondary
  • Pre-Service
  • Summer Forestry Institute for Teachers

View our Workshop Calendar and sign up for an upcoming event.

Can’t make it to an in-person workshop?

We also offer online courses.

Want to learn more about PLT in California?

Visit the California PLT Website and contact your PLT State Coordinators:


Sandy Derby
Northern California PLT State Coordinator
University of California Cooperative Extension
Davis, CA 95618