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Project Learning Tree

Teaching children HOW to think, not WHAT to think, about environmental issues.

The Project Learning Tree program is characterized by three equally important components:PLT Kids

  • high-quality instructional materials for grades PreK-12,
  • carefully designed professional development, and
  • an extensive distribution and support network.

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) provides educators with high-quality professional development, hands-on activities, and multi-disciplinary supplemental curriculum that can be easily integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subject areas to help teach youth about trees, forests, and the environment.

To learn more about Project Learning Tree, please visit

Watch the PLT Promotional Video


Are you interested in becoming a Project Learning Tree educator?

Attend a PLT workshop!

If you are interested in attending an in-person workshop, please email Beth Hill at . You can also attend an online workshop at your own pace by checking out available curriculum here.

Project Learning Tree is an initiative of Sustainable Forestry Initiative.




Check out:

K-8 Educators - Plant a Tree with STEM

PLT Curriculum Descriptions


Teaching Tools for K-12 Educators

Simple Leaf Key

Key to ND Trees and Shrubs


Beth Hill
Outreach and Education Manager
Project Learning Tree & Project WILD State Coordinator
Tel:  (701) 328-9948 • E-mail:

916 E Interstate Ave Suite #4 Bismarck, ND 58503-1227


The NDSU-North Dakota Forest Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the provision of/or sponsorship of educational programs.

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