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PLT activityProject Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning international environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation. It is designed for teachers and informal educators who work with students from early childhood through high school. In South Carolina, Project Learning Tree is jointly sponsored by the SC Forestry Commission, SC Forestry Association, and the SC Department of Education.

PLTPLT uses the forest as a window into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the environment and their place within it.

PLTPLT teaches students "how to think, not what to think" about complex environmental issues.

PLTPLT activities supplement existing curricula.

PLTPLT activities are hands-on action oriented.

PLTPLT activities easily adapt to many settings: classroom, outdoors, the home, city, forest etc. PLT activity

PLTPLT activities are correlated to national and state academic standards as well as Boy and Girl Scout programs.

PLTPLT is multi-disciplinary—it is not just science!

PLTPLT materials are designed for teachers by teachers, and do not require expensive equipment or kits.


SC PLT Facilitator Corner

Resources and Forms

2017 PLT Facilitator Refresher at Buckeye Farms

2018 PLT Facilitator Refresher at Cedarleaf Farm Announcement

SC PLT Jerry L. Shrum Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards

2018 SC PLT Outstanding Educator Nomination Form

2017 SC PLT Outstanding Educator – Amy Umberger

What to know more?

To learn about the progress of PLT in SC, please view the 2017 SC PLT Annual Report.


For more information on the PLT program and materials, visit the National PLT website.

For more information on PLT in South Carolina, including upcoming workshops, visit the SC PLT website, or contact:
                Matt Schnabel
                SC PLT Coordinator



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