PLT ProfessionalTraining Calendar

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Date Event, Location, Contacts
Host a Training

How to host a training workshop

Minimum of 15 participants are needed.

Workshop cost: $25 per person. Workshop sponsorships may be available.

On-line Training

PLT Places We Live Secondary Online Training
$15.00 registration paid at end of training

Prek-8 EE Educators Training
$30.00 registration paid at end of training

On-line Training Forest Ecology Modules These modules are not PLT workshops, but offer information to educators on a number of topics.

Upcoming 2017 Workshops

Date Event, Location, Contacts

Feb 25

Melbourne

WILD, Woodsy and WET Combination Workshop

Location: The Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-8 educators, including after school staff and pre-serivce teachers

Registration: Barb Gugliotti at: Barb@NatureTeach.net or

813-625-3163

Cost: $10.00

Sponsored by: Florida Forestry Association and WestRock

 

March 4

Milton

PreK-8 EE Workshop

Location: Pensacola State College, 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-8 educators, including after school staff and pre-serivce teachers

Information at http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/02/project-learning-tree-workshop-2/

Registration: https://plt2017.eventbrite.com

Information: Chris Verlinde: chrismv@ufl.edu or 850-623-3868

Cost: None

Sponsored by: TRM Woodlands, Inc. and Spanish Trail Lumber Company

 

March 11

Miami

Places We Live and Focus on Forests

Location: Greynolds Park, Miami

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators, those working with youth middle school - high school
Register: contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Cost: None

Sponsored by: Cooper Marine and Timberlands

March 25

Ruskin

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Camp Bayou, 106 Janie St., Ruskin, FL 33570

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-8 educators, including after school staff and pre-serivce teachers

Registration: Dolly Cummings at: campbayou@gmail.com

Cost: None

 

 

March 31

Madison

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Location: North Florida Community College, Student Center (Bldg. 9), 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340

Audience: Pre-sevice teachers, formal and non-formal educators

Registration: Contact Denise Callaway at: callawayd@nfcc.edu or 850-973-9449

 

 

 

April 11

Miami

Urban Forests

Location: Greynolds Park, Miami

Audience: Prek-12 teachers, pre-service and non-formal educators
Register: contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Cost: none

Sponsored by: Florida Forest Service

May 6

Miami

Southeastern Forests and Climate Change

Location: Greynolds Park, Miami

Audience: Prek-12 teachers, pre-service and non-formal educators.
Register: contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Cost: none

June 3

Jacksonville

PreK-8 EE Workshop

Location: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Audience: Prek-12 teachers, pre-service and non-formal educators.
Register: TBA

Information: Elise Cassie at: ecassie@ufl.edu

Cost: none

August 16

Boynton Beach

PreK-8 Workshop

Location: Green Cay Nature Center

Audience: Non formal educators and formal educators

Registration: Contact Sydelle Dombrowsky: Greencay@pbcgov.org

Sponsored by: Friends of Green Cay Nature Center

Nov 3-5

Thonotosassa

PLT Advanced Training and Conference

Location: Nature's Classroom

Registration site and cost will be forth coming!

Past 2017 Workshops

Jan 24

Ocala

Prek-8 Environmental Education Training

Location: Silver Springs State Park

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators

Facilitators: Craig Littauer, Greg Barton

Sponsored by: DEP Park Service

Jan 28

Gainesville

Prek-8 Environmental Education Training

Location: Austin Cary Forest

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators
Registration link

Questions: forester@forestcps.com

Cost: $10.00

Sponsored by: UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Jan 28

West Palm Beach

Prek-8 Environmental Education Training

Location: FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators

Facilitators: Danielle Vande Zande, Brian Elkins

Sponsored by: North Florida Woodlands, Rex Lumber

Feb 4 2017

Miami

Energy and Society Training

Location: Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach, FL

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators, 4-H, scout leaders, grandparents, those working with children ages 3-6 years old

Register: Contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Cost: none

Feb 18

Jacksonville

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Location: Tree Hill Nature Center

Audience: Formal and non-formal preK educators

Registration: FULL

Sponsored by: Florida Forest Service

Feb 20

North Palm Beach

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-8 educators, including after school staff and pre-serivce teachers

Registration: Contact Veronica Frehm, veronica@macarthurbeach.org

Cost: None

Sponsored by: North Florida Woodlands

 

Feb 20

Tarpon Springs

 

Southeastern Forests and Climate Change

Location: Brooker Creek

Audience: Educators Working with middle and High School students

Register: Contact: Lara Milligan atlara317@ufl.edu Questions: 727-453-6905

Sponsored by: PINEMAP

Past 2016 Workshops

Jan 4 & Feb 4

Palm Beach

 

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Discovery Key elementary School, Lake Worth

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-5 educators

Registration: Contact Brian Elkins belkins@swa.org

Sponsored by Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority

Feb 5

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Audience: Pre-serivce teachers, formal and non-formal K-8 educators

Registration: Contact Robin Will: robin_will@fws.gov

Sponsored by Florida Forest Service

Feb 6

Sebastian

 

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Pelican Island Elementary School, Sebastian, FL

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-5 educators

Registration: Contact Susan Flak: Susan.Flak@indianriverschools.org

Sponsored by Pelican Island Elementary School

Feb 12

Tallahassee

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Audience: Pre-serivce teachers, formal and non-formal K-8 educators

Registration: Contact Robin Will: robin_will@fws.gov

Sponsored by Florida Forest Service

Feb 15

Palm Beach

 

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Audience: Formal and non-formal K-8 educators, including after school staff and pre-serivce teachers

Registration: Contact Veronica Frehm: veronica@macarthurbeach.org

Sponsored by Florida PLT Central

Feb 19

Madison

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Location: North Florida Community College

Audience: Pre-sevice teachers and formal educators

Registration: Contact Heather Bevis: heather_bevis@hotmail.com

Sponsored by Florida Forest Service

March 5

Miami

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach, FL

Audience: Formal educators

Register: Contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Sponsored by: Kestrel Ecological, Southern Forestry Consultants, Florida Forestry Association

June 21-24

Application deadline March

Fernandina Beach

Florida Forestry Teachers Tour

Location: Fernandina Beach

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators

Information flyer, Additional information about the tour

Applications: Jan 29- March 9th link to Application or visit https://www.floridastateforests.org/teacherstour

Workshop cost: None, application fee is refunded

March 12

Miami

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Location: Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach, FL

Audience: Formal educators

Register: contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Sponsored by: Florida Sustainable Forestry Initiative- State Implementation Committee

March 12

Melbourne

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Location: Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32940

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators

Register at Brevardzoo.org/education/teacher-resources

Questions contact Dawn Hurley: zooschool@brevardzoo.org

Sponsored by: Florida PLT Central

March 19

Gainesville

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: Morningside Nature Center, 3450 E. University Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32641

Audience: College students, formal and non-formal K-8 educators

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/uf-plt-educators-workshop-spring-2016-tickets-21113415795?aff=es2

Contact Joe MacKenzie: forester@forestcps.com

Sponsored by Univeristy of Florida and FL PLT Central

March 29

Miami

Prek-8 EE Workshop

Location: CMEX, 13291 NW 118th Ave., Miami, FL 33178

Audience: Formal educators

Register: contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Sponsored by: CEMEX

Cancelled- New Date TBA

April 8

Eustis

Southeastern Forests & Climate Change

Location: Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 East County Road 44, Eustis, FL 32736

Audience: 6-12 grade educators

Register: Contact Vicki Crisp: crisp904@gmail.com or 904-284-4725

Cost: $20

 

April 16

Miami

Focus of Forests and Places We Live

Location: Greynolds Park, Miami

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators, those working with youth middle school - high school
Register: contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Sponsored by: Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Paul Padgett, TRM Woodlands, Inc

June 3

Quincy

PreK-8 Workshop

Location: Bear Creek Educational Forest, 8125 Pat Thomas Pky, Quincy, FL 32351

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators Prek - 8th grade
Register: contact Tom Gilpin at tom.gilpin@freshfromflorida.com or 850-681-5892
Sponsored by: Florida Forest Service (FFS)

June 18

Orlando

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood & Growing Up WILD Training

Location: UCF Creative School for Children, 12852 Gemini Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816

Audience :Early childhood educators, formal and non-formal, and pre-serivce early childhood educators, parents, grandparents, anyone working with children 2-6 years of age
Register: Kimbery.Nassoiy@ucf.edu or 407-823-3298

Registration/Workshop flyer

Workshop fee: $10.00 paid at door. Cash or check make out to the Unversity of Florida

July 25

Jacksonville

Early Childhood Experiences Educator & Facilitator Training

Location: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Audience: Early Childood teachers and trainers

Register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plt-early-childhood-experiences-tickets-26042545956

Workshop fee: $20 payable at door. Cash or check made out to the University of Florida.

Bring your lunch and beverages. Dress for inside and outside. Tennis shoes and a water bottle is advisable.

Morning Training for all working with youth 3-6 years. You will recieve the Manual and music CD.

Afternoon training for those who will be conducting EC workshops for educators at their schools, trained PLT facilitators, 4-H agents.

August 11

Monroe County

PreK-8 EE Training

Location: Windley Key State Park, 84900 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators Prek - 8th grade
Register: contact Jessica McIntosh at: Jessica.Mcintosh@dep.state.fl.us

August 13

Palm Beach County

PreK-8 EE Training

Location: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, 7501 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators

Register:http://swa.org/FormCenter/Education-10/A-Green-Way-Workshop-Series-56

Sponsored by: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

 

August 16

Palm Beach County

PreK-8 EE Training

Location: Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators Prek - 8th grade
Register: contact Sydelle Dombrowsky at: Greencay@pbcgov.org

Sponsored by: Friends of Green Cay Nature Center

September 9

Tallahassee

PreK-8 Training

Location: Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russel Rd. , Tallahassee, FL 32301

Audience: Flagler College pre-service teachers

Registration: Contact Robin Will Robin_Will@fws.gov

Sponsored by: the Sustainable Forestry Initiative

September 10

Orange County

PreK-8 Training

Location: Palm Lake Elementary, 8000 Pin Oak Dr., Orlando, FL 32819

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators

Register: Contact Dana Sussmann at: dana.sussmann@freshfromflorida.com or 407.888.8775

Sept 23

Tallahassee

PreK-8 Training

Location: Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russel Rd. , Tallahassee, FL 32301

Audience: Flagler College pre-service teachers

Registration: Contact Robin Will Robin_Will@fws.gov

Sponsored by: the Sustainable Forestry Initiative

October 22

Alachua County

PreK-8 EE Training

Location: Morningside Nature Center, 3450 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uf-plt-educators-workshop-oct-22-2016-tickets-27170658170

Questions: forester@forestcps.com

Workshop Flyer

Cost: $10.00

Sponsored by: UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Nov 4-6

Palm Beach

IndusTREE and Nature Do Coexist. PLT Professional Development Training

Location: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Directions to Education Building!

Topics include: Green Schools, Sustainability, Recycling. PLT Municipal Solid Waste manual will be given to all who do not currently have this curriculum. Invitation letter by Mark Miller

Link to Information and Registration

PLT GreenSchools! on-line workshop offered free to all registrants! Workshop should be completed prior to adding the training.

Audience: Formal and non-formal educators working with youth 3-18 years old, PLT Trained teachers, PLT School and PLT EE Coordinators, PLT Facilitators

Cost: Conference = $30, Conference plus 2 nights shared hotel room = $45 and Conference plus two nights single occupancy hotel room = $95

Sponsors: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, National PLT, Langdale Woodlands, Packaging Corporation of America, Florida Sustainable Forestry State Implementation Committee

Awards dinner, silent auction, raffles!

Celebrate 40th anniverary of PLT- dress in your best 70's outfit!

Nov 19

Orlando

Prek-8 Environmental Education Training

Location: Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL

Audience: Formal, pre-service and non-formal educators, 4-H, scout leaders

Register: Contact Alissa Himelfarb: ahimelfarb@oaklandnaturepreserve.org

Cost: none

Sponsored by: TRM Woodlands, Inc.

 

Nov 19

Miami

Prek-8 Environmental Education Training

Location: Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach, FL

Audience: Formal, pre-service and non-formal educators, 4-H, scout leaders

Register: Contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Cost: none

Sponsored by: North Florida Woodlands and Rex Lumber

Dec 10

Miami

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Location: Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach, FL

Audience: Prek-3rd grade teachers, non-formal educators, 4-H, scout leaders, grandparents

Register: Contact Marcia Bisnett: seleefer@webtv.net

Cost: none

Sponsored by: Kestrel Ecological Services

 

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