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Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree is a nationally recognized environmental education curriculum supplement that provides educators with tools for increasing student environmental awareness. Using the forest as a "window" into exploration of local and global environments, students of PLT are made aware of the ecological, historical, cultural, and economical perspectives of resource management. Through this awareness we are able to make wise decisions concerning the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources.


  • Project Learning Tree lessons are correlated to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and engage students in interdisciplinary, hands-on experiences, both indoors and out.

  • The PLT guide presents a balanced approach to instructing current issues and topics, while stimulating students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • PLT workshops are provided for a nominal fee, in which all participants receive the PLT guide filled with over 100 lessons.

  • Upcoming Workshops
Target Audience(s)
Formal and non-formal educators of students in grades K-8

Additional Information
Project Learning Tree
Gina Provenzano, NJ Project Learning Tree Coordinator
Division of Parks and Forestry, NJDEP
Spruce Run Recreation Area
68 Van Syckel's Road
Clinton, NJ 08809
Phone: (908) 638-4958
Fax: (908) 638-5438 Division of Parks & Forestry PLT Homepage
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Energy and Society
PLT Trunks
Biodiversity (free module)
PLT Curriculum Correlations (Excel)
Focus on Forests Correlations (pdf)
Forest Ecology Correlations (pdf)
Focus on Risk Correlations (pdf)
Municipal Solid Waste Correlations (pdf)
Forest Resource Education Center
National PLT Information
PLT GreenWorks! Grants
PLT GreenSchools!
Secondary Environmental Education Program
Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live