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California Naturalist Offers Project Learning Tree Workshops

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UC California Naturalist and our UC Agriculture & Natural Resources statewide program partner Project Learning Tree (PLT) have joined forces to offer a series of workshops in 2021. Join us to learn about ways to integrate this award-winning curriculum into your virtual and in-person programs and teaching and become a certified Project Learning Tree Educator upon completion of the 6-hour curriculum. These upcoming events are co-led and sponsored by the UC California Naturalist Program.

We'll explore ways to get students AWAY from their screen and into the nature in their yard or schoolyard using the 5 E's methods of Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. These workshops and the educational materials provided are geared towards K-8 informal and classroom teachers, parents, and any people that want to expand their environmental education toolkit. No experience is needed. Curriculum may be modified to be suitable a variety of audiences and ages.




These workshops are stand-alone, contain the same core info and principles, and don't build on each other. Each provides an introduction to PLT curriculum and the PLT certified educator opportunity. The first two workshops are general and extremely adaptable to most parts of the state that have trees. The third workshop focuses more specifically on environmental education tools to teach about California's wildfire adapted ecosystems. 

1 Continuing Education Unit is available through Cal State San Marcos for an additional nominal fee.

LOCATION: All workshop sessions will take place on Zoom. A free account can be obtained at https://zoom.us/. We will sent the meeting link after participants register. Participants that want to receive the Project Learning Tree Educator certification must complete the entire 6-hour online workshop in addition to a small amount of home prep before the final session.

COST: TBA for certified UC California Naturalists or UC Climate Stewards (or people in training for certification at the time of registration). Registration for all events is limited to 25 participants, so please register early. Sorry, there are no refunds if you need to skip the workshop or can only partially attend. We would appreciate an e-mail if your plans change as there are often folks on our wait list. 

For a full list of additional PLT trainings, view their website.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Eliot Freutel, etfreutel@ucanr.edu