PLT GreenSchools! Training Workshop at Grey Towers National Historic Site
Investigate! • Be active! • Be Green! • Register Now!
Teachers, students and school support staff and partners in the tri-state region are invited to attend a free workshop on December 2, 2014 from 8am to 3:30 pm (lunch provided) at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA. Project Learning Tree’s GreenSchools! is a nationwide environmental service-learning program that helps improve students’ academic performance in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects while providing a blueprint for teachers, students, administrators, custodians, parents, and community members to engage in creating more green and healthy learning environments. Student-driven investigations and their ensuing action projects increase students’ leadership skills, and give students a sense of empowerment and ownership of projects they lead to green their schools.
Targeted to grades 5 through 12, the workshop will be very interactive. Participants will learn about PLT background information and curricula, the path to becoming a certified PLT GreenSchool!, monitoring different environmental issues and parameters, investigating applications to their schools and communities, and developing an action plan to investigate their schools.
Training costs will be covered by partner organizations. Lunch will be provided for all participants and substitute teacher expense stipends are available, along with Act 48 hours. The training will be facilitated by National Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! representatives.
To register, send the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Name of School or organization
• Names of Participants attending (please note whether these are teachers, administrators, custodians, students, parents, partners or volunteers)
• Contact email and telephone information for each adult participant
• Please note whether you will utilize the substitute teacher stipend
This workshop is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, the US Forest Service, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Project Learning Tree.