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Gini Traub, Regional Environmental Education Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Parks As Classrooms. Forests and Parks on Wheels. Project Learning Tree.
Please note - New Cell Phone number: 617/699-2387
Mailing Address: c/o Skinner State Park, PO Box 91, Hadley, MA 01035
Office Location: Skinner State Park, 20 Skinner State Park Road, Hadley, MA 01035
Saturday, June 4, Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, PreK-K module. Uxbridge, MA, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $15 per person. For questions or to pre-register by May 28, please call 413/584-6788 (Gini.Traub@state.ma.us)
Thursday, June 9, Project Learning Tree's K-8 Curriculum with 96 activities. North Easton, MA, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00p.m. $20 per person. For questions or to pre-register by June 2, please call 413/584-6788 (Gini.Traub@state.ma.us)
More information about the workshops
The Early Childhood curriculum connects young children with the natural world by building on what's already familiar. It consists of both teacher-led and self-guided experiences that incorporate reading, dramatic play, art and other pre-school features. The curriculum is organized around the senses, the seasons, and neighborhood trees. It is intended to pique curiosity, build awareness and vocabulary while honoring creativity. Try out and discuss the activities and experiences with peers in a collegial atmosphere.
The K-8 Curriculum is multidisciplinary, provides information via age-appropriate, hands-on minds-on activities, and builds critical thinking skills. Activities are easily adaptable and flexible for the teacher and engaging for students. Enjoy the collegial atmosphere while participating in and discussing activities with peers.
[Project Learning Tree® is a program of the American Forest Foundation and is sponsored in Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance. All curriculum is carefully developed and tested with input from practicing educators, university faculty, and natural resource professionals. PLT has won numerous awards for excellence. http://www.plt.org]
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