Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award winning non-profit 501(c)(3), multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. As a program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, PLT is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.
South Dakota PLT, the state program for Project Learning Tree, has been a successful program for many years, promoting balanced natural resource education in all areas of the state.
How Does it work?
· South Dakota PLT is guided by a multidisciplinary steering committee consisting of dedicated volunteers from the classroom, natural resource agencies, industries, and other interested parties.
· South Dakota PLT’s programs are implemented by a part-time state coordinator and a team of professionally trained PLT volunteer facilitators.
· South Dakota PLT distributes premier environmental curriculum and training through workshops and training sessions, enriching the classroom learning opportunities throughout the state.
· South Dakota PLT partners with other environmental programs and agencies that have a similar vision, including Project WET & Project WILD.