PLT in the Wild!

Here’s where you can spot PLT in the wild at events happening across the U.S this spring and summer!

Upcoming PLT Professional Development Workshops

Save your spot for these upcoming PLT professional development events!

If you’ve never taken a PLT course, get ready to roll up your sleeves, learn ways to elevate your teaching, and have a ton of fun! You’ll form lasting connections with other educators all while exploring how to use nature to teach students about STEM, language arts, social studies and more. 

Don’t see your state listed below? Visit your state’s PLT webpage and connect with your PLT State Coordinator to get more information about future workshops happening near you!

West Coast/Mountain West


East Coast

National & Regional Conferences

NSTA 2024 National Conference on Science Education | March 20-23 | Denver, CO

If you’re heading to the National Science Teachers’ Association conference in March, be sure to register for these awesome hands-on workshops and sessions featuring PLT:

Thursday, March 21 | 8:00-9:00 AM – Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Nature with Project Learning Tree

This interactive session led by Rose Banzhaf (Colorado PLT Advisory Council) will dive into nature-based learning experiences that help youth develop and maintain positive relationships, become lifelong learners, and contribute to a more caring and just world.

  • TAKEAWAYS: This session will model a way to advance educational equity using learning environments that feature trusting and collaborative relationships paired with meaningful instruction.

Thursday, March 21 | 2:20-3:20 PM – Using GIS to Explore Connections Between Forests and Watersheds

Learn from Jaclyn Stallard (PLT’s Curriculum Advisor) about a free unit of instruction that uses a GIS data explorer tool from the USDA Forest Service to explore connections between forests and watersheds. You’ll have an opportunity to try out the activities and receive copies of three lesson plans connected to NGSS and CCSS.

  • TAKEAWAYS: Participants will have the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to engage students in using cutting-edge GIS technology in learning about natural systems and the connection between forests and the water they drink. Walk away able to use these tools immediately in your classroom.