Inspire youth through environmental education and outdoor learning with Project Learning Tree, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary program.
Students learn how to think (not what to think) about complex environmental issues. Indoor and outdoor activities prompt critical thinking, problem solving and effective decision-making skills.
Professional Development for Educators
- Offered regularly at sites throughout New Mexico. View upcoming PLT trainings.
- Designed for educators, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
- Workshops include curriculum materials.
- Curriculum materials are correlated to New Mexico education standards and multiple national standards (National Science Standards, National Social Studies Standards, Excellence in EE Guidelines, and Girl Scout Program)
Service Learning for Students
- The GreenSchools! program provides a set of tools for students to analyze data and design a student-driven project to cut your school’s costs, improve student health and nutrition, teach STEM subjects, civic engagement, and skills for the careers of the future.
- GreenWorks! grants fund these and other community environmental improvement projects. Past projects have included growing plants, restoring habitats, reducing energy use, conserving water, recycling, and making better use of school grounds.
Sponsors of NM Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree is a program of the American Forest Foundation, supported in New Mexico by EEANM, NM State Forestry and USDA Forest Service.
Environmental Education Association of New Mexico
EEANM contracts with Cass Landrum to facilitate many of our PLT workshops. As an enthusiastic leader, Cass brings great energy and a strong conservation ethic to the program. Cass received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Purchase College, State University of New York. She has many years of experience as an educator and organizer, including time at Cottonwood Gulch.
Upcoming PLT Workshops
News from NM PLT
- Member Feature: Deb Thrall - June 28, 2016 - Nuclear science brought Deb Thrall into the world of environmental education, but it was attending a first grade ballet folklorico performance that assured her she had chosen the right path. Deb Continue Reading →
- To the Roundhouse and Beyond - February 3, 2016 - A Letter from EEANM’s Executive Director Greetings! 2016 marks the 20th anniversary for the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico! For the last two decades, dedicated EEANM Board Members, volunteers, Continue Reading →
- 2015 Outstanding PLT Educator – Roberta Salazar - April 24, 2015 - Roberta Salazar, Executive Director of Rivers and Birds, has been selected to receive the fourth annual New Mexico Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator award for 2015. This award acknowledges her Continue Reading →
- New Partnership with New Mexico MainStreet Program - April 23, 2015 - EEANM will partner with four NM MainStreet Program locations–Raton, Farmington, Grants and Truth or Consequences–to hold teacher workshops using the secondary module of Project Learning Tree (PLT), Places We Live. Continue Reading →
- 2014 PLT Outstanding Educator – Taylor Mayer - May 14, 2014 - Taylor Mayer, first grade teacher from Sandia Vista Elementary School in Rio Rancho, received the 2014 NM PLT Outstanding Educator Award. Her nominator, Amy Waymire, provided this description of her Continue Reading →
- 2013 PLT Outstanding Educator – Noel Chilton - March 30, 2013 - Noel Chilton is the 2013 NM PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year! Noel is an highly skilled and dedicated educator, parent and activist. She was nominated by both her former Continue Reading →