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Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 12:26:29 -0400 (EDT)
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From: Michigan United Conservation Clubs <muccpolicy@mucc.org>
To: Action Network <muccpolicy@mucc.org>
Subject: PROJECT LEARNING TREE GOES INTERACTIVE
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	PROJECT LEARNING TREE GOES INTERACTIVE

The American Forest Foundation's award-winning environmental education program, 
Project Learning Tree (PLT), enters cyberspace with a new Web page
(www.plt.org) 
designed to help educators and students share information easily on the World 
Wide Web.

The Michigan United Conservation Clubs is the Michigan administrator of PLT. 
 It sponsors the program along with the Mead Publishing Paper Division, the
Michigan 
Department of Natural Resources' Forest Management Division, and the U.S.
Department 
of Agriculture's Forest Service, State and Private Forestry.

More than 500,000 educators have been trained in PLT's PreK-12 curriculum in 
all 50 states and several other countries.  The new Web site is designed to
encourage 
PLT state coordinators, educators, and volunteers to promote creative programs 
through up-to-the-minute information on PLT-sponsored events and environmental 
education news.

Students will use the online version of the Environmental Exchange Box activity 
to communicate environmental characteristics common to their cities, states, 
or regions.  The box will allow thousands of students across the nation to
interact 
with one another.

PLT uses the forest as a way to teach students how to think, not what to think.
	
Lori Neely, PLT state coordinator, said, "PLT is a classroom-friendly,
valuable, 
fun learning tool with nearly 100 activities for both formal and nonformal
educators. 
 Check the Website for Michigan's upcoming educator workshops."

The PLT curriculum was revised in 1993 by a national panel of 50,000 education 
and resource professionals across the country.  Administered nationally by the 
American Forest Foundation with the Council for Environmental Education, it is 
estimated that more than 20 million students have used PLT in their classrooms 
worldwide to enhance basic curricula such as science, social studies, and
geography.

For more information, contact Lori Neely at MUCC, Box 30235, Lansing, MI 48909, 
phone 517/346-6451.
	
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