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THIS WEEK: EECO's Annual Conference Moving Forward with Environmental Education!
 

The 53rd EECO Annual Conference will now be Virtual April 15-17, 2021. Zoom Links will be sent to those who have registered the day before the conference. PLT-Ohio will be presenting Green Jobs on Friday, April 16th as part of the Career Panel. We will also be presenting i-Tree on Saturday, April 17th. 

Conference strands include:

  • Natural History
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and Careers

  • Strategic Growth

  • Population, Climate and Outdoor Education

  • Inclusive World of EE


    Registration starts at $10 and ends April 14th. Click here to register. 

New from PLT: K-8 Activity Guide
Project Learning Tree® (PLT) has released a new and revised curriculum guide for kindergarten through grade 8 students in exploring their environment. This guide takes material from our current guide and enhances the content/layout. 

Thanks to facilitator Jennifer Elsworth of the Toledo Metro Parks for helping pilot this guide version.

Ohio volunteer facilitators who plan/lead a 2021 PLT event/workshop virtual or in person will get their new copy free. Contact us if you are interested. Access PLT's proposal here. Please submit ASAP!

Check it out! More information is available here
View the comparison chart for the current and revised versions. 
Looking for new family-friendly outdoor spaces?
Download the new DETOUR app
a resource for Ohio specific parks and trails

With thousands of miles of trails, Ohio offers nearly endless opportunities to explore the outdoors. Featured locations include: Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, City of Columbus, Cleveland Metroparks, Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Great Parks of Hamilton County, Lake Metro Parks and many more! Find a new trail for you or your family today.

The mobile app is available from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Important Dates To Note

Environmental Education Week: April 19-23rd

Earth Day: April 22nd

Arbor Day: April 30th

April is National Native Plant Month! Find out more here.

 
EECO: Seeking Environmental Career Ambassadors
 
Environmental Career Ambassadors are environmental professionals willing to make classroom or school career fair (due to COVID 19 - these will be virtual) presentations for middle and high school grades about their careers and/or provide shadowing, internship, field trip and scholarship opportunities to Ohio students. Please contact PLT-Ohio or EECO if interested!
More information is available at this link
Welcome to PLT-Ohio’s Tree-rific Newsletter!
This edition of PLT’s Tree-rific Resources serves to keep you informed on seasonal events and various environmental education opportunities to use in association with the PLT curriculum.
If you have any additional Tree-rific opportunities to share, or if you would like more information about future educational and    professional development workshops that PLT has to offer, please do not hesitate to contact our PLT-Ohio office. Also be sure to check out the
PLT-Ohio webpage for more PLT resources
 
Project Learning Tree-Ohio
ODNR Division of Forestry
2045 Morse Road, Bldg H-1 
Columbus, OH 43229

plt@dnr.ohio.gov
 
Sue Wintering, State Coordinator
(614) 265-6657

sue.wintering@dnr.ohio.gov
 
Anjelica Blair, PLT intern
(614)265-6701

anjelica.blair@dnr.ohio.gov

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