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Choice of 2 PLT Workshops

 "Pre-K through 8" on
Thursday, November 29, 2012
 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
AND/OR
 
"Exploring Environmental Issues:  Places We Live" Secondary Module on Friday, November 30, 2012
 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
   
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, interdisciplinary environmental education program for educators working with students in Pre-K through Grade 12. PLT helps students gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place within it, as well as their responsibility for it. PLT provides ready-made lessons and activities that can be incorporated into busy classrooms, nature centers, museums and Scout troops. The activities require minimal preparation and little, if any, equipment. The PLT curriculum is designed to meet the common components of national education reform by using the constructivist approach to learning, whole language teaching, cooperative learning, problem solving and authentic assessments.
 
Thursday's workshop will focus on the 2006 Pre-K–8 Guide, containing 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities.  The Pre-K–8 Guide covers such topics as water and air quality, ecology, urban environments, and recycling.  This guide is correlated to the Common Core and NC Essential Standards.
 
Friday's workshop will focus on Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live, a Secondary curriculum that provides educators with a useful tool for place-based education to help create a bond between young citizens and their communities. Through eight hands-on activities, your students can explore current and future community environmental issues, enabling them to make informed decisions about those issues.
 
Participants will meet at the Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education.
Please bring a bag lunch each day and wear comfortable clothing suitable for some outside time.
This workshop meets the objectives for NCEE Criteria I. CEU credit may also be available.
Adult Workshop. FREE, but preregistration required.
To register, call 919-870-4330 or email bluejaypoint@wakegov.com.