Teaching Youth and Communities About Forests
Use PLT’s outdoor, hands-on activities to teach adults and youth HOW to think, not WHAT to think about sustainable forestry, natural resources management, and the environment. This self-paced online course, curated by PLT, consists of 7 coursels plus online access to PLT’s Environmental Education Activity Guide complete with 96 activities, and three bonus activities. Use PLT’s popular activities, such as Every Tree for itself, How Big is Your Tree, and BONUS Activities, including Forest to Faucet, 100 Acre Wood, and Global Invaders, to engage your audience in learning about trees and forests, forest product certification, tree lifecycles, benefits of renewable resources, invasive species, and more. As part of the online short course, interactive learning experiences demonstrate select PLT activities with simulations and video. Lesson planning exercises help you plan how to facilitate activities with youth and adult audiences in your own setting.
Is this course for you?
This course is intended for foresters and natural resource professionals, and anyone looking for another way to effectively convey forest conservation topics to diverse audiences including critical stakeholders. You don’t need to have an education background to use PLT. No prior knowledge or teaching experience required. As a forester and natural resource professional, you are innately an educator to colleagues, clients, customers, decision makers, and the next generation.
Registration is rolling enrollment starting October 21, 2019.
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Course start date
Get started immediately! Course content will be accessible starting October 21, 2019.
Course access will remain open through December 31, 2023 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise.
This course is self-paced with an expected completion time frame of 4 hours. Each coursel (a.k.a. module) is a 30-45-minute learning experience. This course must be completed in sequence and each presentation must be viewed in entirety to progress to the next section. Once a section is complete, you can return to the previous section.
Upon successful completion of this short course, you will be able to:
1. Incorporate easy-to-do PLT activities into your outreach and education efforts.
2. Adapt PLT activities for your audience and context to suit and engage participants.
3. Connect to resources such as relevant online tools and supplemental content, and to PLT in your state.
Successful completion of the course is measured by completing each coursel (a.k.a. module). You have unlimited viewings during the open access period of this short course.
Participant feedback is appreciated to help the course curators and subject matter experts continually improve the course for future participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 4.0 CFEs in Category 2. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.
Upon successful completion of this course and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).
Get Started or Return to Place in Course
Once you are registered for the course, access this course within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the course and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select the presentation you were last viewing and you will be prompted to select if you wish to start where you left off. For additional tips for success, watch the Course Tutorial Video preceding the Welcome Presentation. Note: this course uses pop-up windows so be sure to enable pop-up windows on your browser.
Additional course resources are available within the Resources tab and within the Contents tab course sections.
For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or watch the Course Tutorial within the Contents tab. For questions about this course's content email email@example.com. For technical assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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