We have some exciting news from the PLT national office. PLT will now be housed under Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This will not change anything at the state level in Missouri. Workshops will continue as usual. We hope you have some workshops planned or coming up!
Quote from PLT website:
SFI’s community engagement programs have long included support for educating youth and connecting youth to forests, including funding for PLT. In this new partnership, PLT and SFI will work closely together to expand environmental and sustainability education in diverse ways, both in the U.S. and abroad, with more innovative curriculum, professional development, and opportunities for teachers and students to become engaged in real-world issues transcending classroom walls.
“As PLT moves into its fifth decade of teaching students how to think—not what to think—about the environment and their responsibility for it, we look forward to expanding this renowned program under SFI’s leadership,” said Kathy McGlauflin, Executive Director of Project Learning Tree and Senior Vice President of Education with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. “Together we will ensure today’s youth are prepared for their future by developing the skills kids need to be effective leaders and creative problem-solvers for complex environmental issues.”
If you would like to read the whole press release, click here.