Teachers, babysitters, day care providers, 4-H leaders, camp and scout leaders, volunteers, and parents who want to receive a free Project Learning Tree Activity book with over 150 activities can join the Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Sea Grant agent and the Florida Forest Service in an interactive Project Learning Tree Workshop on Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Office at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental education program is designed for formal and non-formal educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. PLT uses trees and forests as the context to help young people gain an awareness and knowledge of natural and built environments. PLT stimulates students' critical and creative thinking; develops students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instills a commitment of responsible action on behalf of the environment.

PLT can be used in both rural and urban environments, whether there is a forest or a single tree, teaches students how to think, not what to think about our complex environment. PLT provides a balanced approach to environmental issues, and most of all is fun!! 

During the workshop, participants will receive the Pre-K8 PLT Activity Guide and experience first-hand the fun, hands-on, easy-to-use activities. Register today at 2013plt.evenbrite.com. Contact Chris Verlinde at 623-3868 for more information.