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Environmental Education Professional Development, including Project Learning Tree and Project WET

Sponsoring Organization: 
Environmental Education Association of New Mexico

EEANM provides educator professional development and supports environmental education statewide with the NM EE Certification Program and the NM Environmental Literacy Plan for PreK-12.

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT is a program of the American Forest Foundation. It is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

PLT helps students learn how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

PLT meets state and national education standards. The curriculum materials provide the tools educators need to bring the environment into the classroom and their students into the environment. Topics range from forests, wildlife, and water, to community planning, waste management and energy.

PLT is a network of 3,000 grassroots volunteers and over 120 state coordinators that work with formal and nonformal educators, school staff, state agencies, foresters, businesses, civic organizations, museums, nature centers, and youth groups to provide professional development programs. To date, more than 500,000 educators are trained in using PLT materials, reaching approximately 26 million students in the United States and abroad.

Cover of the NM Environmental Literacy Plan, March 2015.
Submission Type : 
Eligibility Requirements: 
The main component of the program is educator workshops for teachers and nonformal educators. The program also includes a GreenSchools program that involves student participation in assessing the energy use and conservation potential at their schools.
Other Location Information: 
School in-service trainings are provided on request. Other trainings are offered at intervals in locations statewide.
Ongoing Event: 
Event Season: 
Year Round
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Barbara Garrity
info [at] eeanm.org
University or College Affiliation: 
Is your program statewide?: 
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
General - Science: 
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Sciences and Management
Social Sciences and Business
Earth and Planetary Sciences: 
Climate Change
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences and Management: 
Air Pollution and Air Quality
Alternative Fuels
Ecosystems Management
Environmental Engineering
Fossil Fuel Energy
Recycling/ Waste Management
Renewable Energies
Water Pollution and Water Quality
Social Sciences and Business: 
Subject Area: 
General - Science
General - Technology
General - Engineering
General - Math
Target Audience: 
K-5th Grade
6-8th Grade
9-12th Grade
K-12th Grade Teachers
Graduate Students
Underrepresented Minorities in General