Free Maui program may reschedule if signups increase

March 25, 2011, 10:16 AM HST · Updated March 25, 10:16 AM
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has postponed the award-winning Project Learning Tree education workshop originally planned on Maui for March 26 due to low enrollment numbers.

DLNR, in cooperation with the Hawai‘i Nature Center, the U.S. Forest Service, and the American Forest Foundation has presented this workshop to educators throughout Hawai‘i who are looking for creative, multi-disciplinary environmental education materials. PLT workshops in 2011 are focusing on forest values in honor of the United Nations’ designation of 2011 as “International Year of the Forest.”

Educators have the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, learn about Hawai‘i’s unique natural resources from local scientists, and get free educational resources. Project Learning Tree can be incorporated into subject areas such as math, language arts, and social studies. It can be adapted to various audiences: Pre-K – 12 students, Scout troops, special education classes, community groups and more.

Participants will receive the PLT K-8 curriculum guide, which is correlated to National Content Standards. To make content more relevant to Hawai‘i’s students, facilitators will highlight how to connect PLT with Hawai‘i-specific resources, including the ‘Ohi‘a Project and Ho‘ike o Haleakala.

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Maui educators who are interested and want to learn more about the workshops and to register for a future date may visit http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/PLT/2011 or contact Melissa Kolonie at [email protected] For more information about Project Learning Tree, go to www.plt.org

A completed registration form and a $20 hold fee are needed to register, but the fee is returned to participants at the workshop. Complimentary lunch and snacks are provided.

*** Information courtesy Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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