Project Learning Tree

Since its introduction in the early 1970's Project Learning Tree has been recognized as one of the premier environmental education programs in the world. PLT uses the forest and trees as "windows" into the natural and built environments, helping students gain awareness of the world around them and their place in it.

Activity guides include PreK-8 as well as secondary modules (for middle and high school as well as post-secondary audiences) including the following modules:  Focus on Forests, Forest Ecology, Focus on Risk, Municipal Solid Waste, Forests of the World and Places We Live. A sample of activities includes: "Adopt a Tree", "Tale of the Sun", "Tree Cookies".

For secondary educators, six secondary modules available in PLT's Exploring Environmental Issues series. They include: Focus on Risk; Focus on Forests; Municipal Solid Waste; and The Changing Forest: Forest Ecology; Forests of the World; and Places we Live.

Project Learning Tree's early childhood education guide,Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, is new in 2010 and was developed especially for educators of children ages 3-7.


PLT in Kansas is co-sponsored by the Kansas Forest Service and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

PLT Energy & Society is co-sponsored by the Kansas Corporation Commission-State Energy Office.

Visit for more information about Project Learning Tree's National Programs, or contact Laura Downey, Kansas PLT Coordinator for more information about PLT workshops in Kansas.