Project Learning Tree in Hawaii
Workshops and Opportunities in 2012
educators looking for a creative, multi-disciplinary environmental education
program are invited to participate in free Project Learning Tree Workshops
offered by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of
Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in cooperation with: Tri-Isle RC&D, the
US Forest Service, and the American Forest Foundation, and Project Learning Tree.
Workshops provide educators with the opportunity to meet and share ideas with colleagues, learn about Hawai'i’s unique resources from local scientists, and learn ways Project Learning Tree (PLT) lessons can be adapted to incorporate Hawai‘i’s unique natural and cultural resources. Workshop participants will receive the a curriculum guide correlated to National Content Standards as well as posters, snacks, and other teaching resources.
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program. It is easy to infuse the environmental lessons into other subject areas such as math, language arts, and social studies. It can be adapted to various audiences: Pre-K – 12 students, Scout troops, special education classes, community groups and many more.
Workshops for 2012
Application deadline for Oahu & Maui institutes extended through
Schofield Barracks: February 11, 2012 from 9:30 to 2:30.
Teacher Institute June 5 - 8
We are excited to announce that we are hosting a 4 day teacher institute on the island of Oahu for Oahu pre-service and in-service teachers June 5 - June 8, 2012 with financial support from Kaulunani and in-kind support from Navigating Change and and the many experts that will share their knowledge over the course of our work together. Teachers will spend one night at Coconut Island and two nights at Camp Erdman by beautiful Kaena Point. Please note that these are group, rustic accommodations. Teachers will depart with amazing connections to scientific and cultural experts, Certification in Project Learning Tree, Aloha Aina, and Navigating Change. Aloha Aina's Huaka`i o Kamananui curriculum was developed by Moanalua Gardens Foundation in partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Pacific American Foundation.
Applications are DUE ON APRIL 30, 2012 and require a completed registration form, volunteer waiver, media waiver, HIMB Waiver, and a $75 check to "Tri-Isle RC&D" with "HEEA - PLT" listed in the note section to cover food costs.
Teacher Institute June 21 - 24
We are excited to announce that we are hosting a 4 day teacher institute on the island of Maui for Maui pre-service and in-service teachers June 21 - June 24 2012 with financial support from Kaulunani and in-kind support from Haleakala National Park, Navigating Change, and our many supporting experts that will share their knowledge over the course of our work together. Teachers will spend 3 nights at breathtaking Haleakala National Park in rustic accommodations. Teachers will depart with amazing connections to scientific and cultural experts as well as certification in Project Learning Tree, Aloha Aina, and Navigating Change. and a better understanding of Hoike O Haleakala.
Applications are DUE ON APRIL 30, 2012 and require a completed registration form, volunteer waiver, media waiver, and $75 check to "Tri-Isle RC&D" with "HEEA - PLT" listed in the note section to cover food costs.
We look forward to hosting a workshop on Lanai in 2012. Our theme is the Lorax this year and all participants will receive a copy of the book: "The Lorax" in addition to the PLT curriculum!
TBD - Let us know if we can support your school or programs
Mail Registrations to Stephanie.M.Hurder@hawaii.gov; via snail mail at 1151 Punchbowl Street Rm 325 Honolulu, HI 96813
We received a grant to implement facilitator trainings in 2012! Contact Michelle Jones at Michelle.G.Jones@hawaii.gov or 808.587.4188 if you are interested in bring a facilitator or hosting a workshop at your school, non-profit, or institute of higher learning.
If you would like to help coordinate a Early Childhood, K-8, or Secondary workshop for 6 or more educators please contact Michelle Jones at MIchelle.G.Jones@hawaii.gov to learn more about how to coordinate one! All participants will receive resources, training, and access to grants. Participants will build their network of supporters to help get kids outside as well as assistance making the outdoors accessible in every classroom. Coordinators will receive FREE curriculum, help advertising the work, a meeting facilitator, and more.