Project Learning Tree

Help your students learn how to think, not what to think, about our complex environment!

Project Learning Tree (PLT) professional development workshops provide comprehensive curriculum aligned with state academic standards that enables educators to use the outdoors as an extension of the classroom. Participants will be able to put the materials to use right away in their own classroom, playground, or nature center. To receive PLT curriculum, you must attend a workshop.

During a workshop you will:
  • Participate in hands-on PLT activities, both indoors and out
  • Learn about Mississippi's trees, wildlife, and other natural resources
  • Find out how PLT can be easily incorporated in your curriculum
  • Meet and share ideas, information, and resources with other professionals

Workshops are designed for:
  • Formal educators working in classroom settings
  • Preservice students training to become teachers
  • Natural resource professionals who want to share their knowledge effectively
  • Nonformal educators who work at zoos, parks, or with youth groups such as Boy Scouts, FFA, 4-H, or Envirothon

Fully funded trainings can be offered to both formal and nonformal educators if their associated school, district, or organization requests a workshop. To request a workshop, contact Emma Skinner at We are providing virtual workshops at this time.

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For more information on the PLT program or to access free activities and resources, go to  To find out more about PLT in Mississippi, contact Emma Skinner at