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NC State Extension

About Project Learning Tree

The PLT program is a network of over 3,000 grassroots volunteers and over 100 state coordinators that work with formal and nonformal educators, school staff, state agencies, foresters, businesses, civic organizations, museums, nature centers, and youth groups to provide professional development programs across the United States and internationally.

Educators investigate soil for PLT Activity #70, Soil Stories, in the K-8 guide

Educators investigate soil for PLT Activity #70, Soil Stories, in the K-8 guide.

In North Carolina, PLT is sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension Services, the NC Forestry Association, and the NC Forest Service, and housed in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University. The NC PLT program is guided by a statewide Advisory Committee. To receive the Project Learning Tree materials, you must attend a professional development workshop. Workshops are held throughout the state and led by trained PLT Facilitators. To see a listing of upcoming PLT workshops in North Carolina, please take a look at the workshop calendar.

View the NC PLT 2018 Report

PLT Connects Children to Nature

Project Learning Tree gets kids outside. We provide the training, resources, and support teachers need to help them make outdoor experiences part of everyday lesson plans. We have also adapted many PLT activities for parents and families to use with children in the outdoors