Project Learning Tree trains educators how to teach children about wildlife, forests, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning and culture. Anyone who works with children are encouraged to take advantage of this free training and get free curriculum, materials and resources on June 20 at Cossatot River State Park.
The training is aimed at traditional, as well as non-traditional educators. This includes home school programs, 4-H leaders, Master Gardeners, Sunday School teachers, Girl or Boy Scout leaders, librarians, teachers for developmentally-delayed children, and classroom teachers. The curriculum includes science, math, literacy, social studies, art and music and has been correlated to Arkansas frameworks for Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, NAEYC Accreditation Criteria, Head Start Domains, and Home School requirements.
Kathy Rusert and Shelley Flannary have been recognized nationally for outdoor education initiatives. As Project Learning Tree Educators of the year, they are leading the free training that will give free guides and resources to all people attending. The training is limited to 25 participants. To enroll, call Cossatot River State Park at 870-385-2201.