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Project Learning Tree Workshop

On Friday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Project Learning Tree (PLT) will host its climate change workshop for secondary educators at the Congaree National Park, in Hopkins, South Carolina. PLT and the University of Florida have developed a new secondary module to help educators in the Southeast teach about climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, the role of forests in sequestering carbon, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changing climatic conditions.

In the workshop, participants will explore concepts in 14 experiential activities by using research related to the goals of PINEMAP—a regional research, education and extension program focused on Southern pine management and climate change. This workshop will equip educators to teach about the complex topic of climate change, its effects on our forests and climate change mitigation.

PLT is an environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students from pre-K through high school. It uses the forest as a “window” into the natural world, helping young people gain awareness, a sense of responsibility, and knowledge of the environment. The S.C. program is sponsored by the S.C. Forestry Foundation, S.C. Department of Education, S.C. Forestry Commission, and the forest industry at large. 

Cost: $20 (registration fee covering teaching guides). For more information, contact Matt Schnabel, S.C. PLT coordinator, at 803-896-8892 or MSchnabel@scfc.gov. Also visit plt.org.

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