Project Learning Tree curriculum seminar to be held at Little Pine State Park

WATERVILLE – A Project Learning Tree seminar will be held at Little Pine State Park on from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18. This will be open to educators and youth group leaders in the IU 17 (Blast), IU 9 (Seneca Highlands), IU 10 (Central), and IU 16 (Central Susquehanna) geographical areas who teach at grade levels kindergarten through eight.

Project Learning Tree is a nationally-used curriculum supplement intended for use by educators teaching at pre-kindergarten through eighth grade level. The Project Learning Tree manual is divided into five modules, each with an underlying theme. The activities in each module use a hands-on approach to reinforce the theme.

Each activity is organized the same. Each contains a brief summary, objectives, materials needed, making connections, and background information. This is followed by step-by-step directions on how to do the activity. At the end of the activity, there are sections for assessment, extensions and resources.

Participants who complete the seminar will receive the Project Learning Tree activity guide and other related materials. Participants also will receive six hours for Act 48.

There is a fee for the seminar and registration is required. The minimum registration is 10 and the maximum is 20. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close at 4 p.m. on June 11, and if the minimum is not reached, the seminar will be cancelled.

Participants should dress for the outdoors and bring a bag lunch.

For more information, or to register, call the park office at 570-753-6005 or 570-753-6000 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email John Kaercher at

This seminar is sponsored by the PA DCNR, Bureau of State Parks and Bureau of Forestry.

For an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2711 (local or international voice) or 711 (AT&T Relay Services).

With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.