AUBURN — Maine Project Learning Tree will offer educator workshops for area teachers and community leaders on Wednesday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 14, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Auburn Middle School; at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and in Bowdoin at FHC on Saturday, June 1, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Each workshop presents outdoor learning experiences using the PLT curriculum guides from early childhood through grade 8.

The sessions are devoted to place-based education. Attendees will explore forest ecosystems and habitats at each site with natural resource professionals and trained PLT facilitators.

Each workshop includes time to investigate the 2013 Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Activity Guide, or on June 1, the PLT Early Childhood curriculum. All materials have connections to Common Core and Early Childhood standards and weave a variety of environmental and conservation topics into curriculum requirements.

PLT is an internationally recognized environmental education program. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT provides students in grades PreK-12 with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages them to make informed, responsible decisions.

For more information or to register, contact Pat Maloney at 626-7990 or [email protected] All participants receive the PreK-8 PLT Environmental Education Activity Guide or the Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Guide, a certificate of attendance and a variety of take-home resources.

Dress for outdoor activities. The costs vary with each session; visit www.mainetreefoundation.org/programs/pltworkshopdates.html for all details.

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