Minnesota

Science is observing

“Connecting children, teachers, and educators to nature through the standards. Fabulous professional development.”

“Part of the strength of the PLT curriculum is that it’s fact‐based, teaching students how to think, not what to think. Students develop a knowledge base about natural resources and develop their own sense of stewardship.”

– Karen Christenson, Minnesota Science Teacher

PLT workshops in Minnesota

  • Early Childhood (EC)
  • K-8
  • Pre-Service (K-8)
  • In-Service (K-8)
  • Secondary Summer Institute with Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, and Project WET
  • In-Service to School Forests (EC & K-8)

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

Featured Content from Minnesota PLT

  • Minnesota Resources for PLT Activities
    • Free student handouts & teacher information adapted for Minnesota’s unique plants, animals, and climate.
  • Dakota & Ojibwe PLT Lessons
    • Download full lessons and materials to teach about Minnesota’s indigenous people and history. Includes everything you need to teach the lesson, including important background information about Minnesota’s indigenous cultures and student handouts.
  • Teacher Resources
    • Outdoor teaching strategies, outdoor lessons, posters, and professional development opportunities to get kids outdoors and meet standards!
  • Correlations to standards
    • PLT is correlated to the 2019 Minnesota Science Standards, NGSS, FOSS, and more.

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

We also offer online courses. Minnesota teachers can get continuing education credits and access to state-specific resources.

Want to learn more about PLT in Minnesota?

Visit the Minnesota PLT Website and contact your PLT State Coordinator:

Laura Duffey 
Minnesota PLT State Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4044

651-259-5263
[email protected]s