Project Learning Tree

PLT New MexicoInspire 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

  • PLT GreenSchools1The 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

DSCN2441Eileen Everett
Executive Director
(505) 859-3366


Cass LandrumEEANM 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.

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