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MAINE Project Learning Tree

Pat Maloney, PLT State Coordinator
153 Hospital St., Augusta, ME 04330








Maine PLT since 1977 delivering quality EE to Maine schools


Consider signing up for one of the upcoming award-winning curriculum and professional development opportunities that offer experiential, field based, interdisciplinary tools for effective outdoor lessons all aligned with Common Core Standards and poised for Next Generation of Science Standards.

A Teacher Workshop at East Grand School                            



Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) Educator Workshop


Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lee Academy

26 Winn Rd., Lee, Maine 


During this session, participants will make connections with placed based learning activities that are aligned with the Next Generation Science and STEM Standards. 


       Interested in setting up a science and math rich study plot in the woods outside your classroom? 

       Make place based and hands on learning connections for middle through high school students.

       Introduce students to your local forests with a FIG forester partner.

       Collect forestry data to compare with student data from other Maine schools

       Visit to learn about this statewide research project


Cost: $50, includes:  5 contact hours, PLT Focus on Forests curriculum guide, snacks, exploration of the Maine FIG website, setting up a FIG plot and pertinent handouts.                                               

Who should attend:  Classroom teachers, outdoor educators, and home-school   providers interested in implementing hands-on inquiry based STEM activities that connect students with their local communities.  Bring your lunch & dress for outdoor learning!


To register: contact Cathy Jo Herlihy, Maine Tree Foundation, or 621-9872 by Friday, February 23, 2018.


Facilitators:  Susan Linscott, Lee Academy Science Teacher, Community Service Coordinator, and Maine PLT Facilitator ( , 738-2252); Ken Laustsen, Biometrician, Maine Forest Service; Pat Maloney, MEPLT Coordinator


Outstanding Outdoor Professional Development with Project Learning Tree

Grades 4 through 12 Teachers & Community Leaders

Waterville Jr. High School

Friday, March 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Entering the forest with eyes, with ears, and with professionals to guide us while making connections to classroom lessons and standards.  Observe, compare, record and explore stages of forest growth using data and photography.

Learn about the newly designed STEM curriculum and a maple syrup project at Waterville Jr. HS with Jason Cyr, Science teacher and Maine Guide.

Workshop facilitators include Jason Cyr; Morten Moesswilde, forester with the Maine Forest Service; and Pat Maloney. All participants will receive a PLT Curriculum Guide, six contact hours and learn about the latest e-units from National PLT.

Cost: $50/person includes receipt of the PLT K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide with 96 ready to use lessons or the PLT Focus on Forests high school module; snacks & morning coffee; and supporting resources. Bring a lunch and dress for outdoor exploration.

To register no later than March 9, please call CJ Herlihy 621-9872 or write




Pre registration for all workshops is required.

Please send a $50 check (or amount otherwise specified) to

Maine TREE Foundation and note your workshop date on the check.


Mail to:

Maine TREE Foundation

PO Box 5470

Augusta, ME  04332




Make sure your classroom has a Project Learning Tree guide - sign up for a workshop today or call to arrange for one at your school.

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