Project Learning Tree

Over 40 years of teaching how to think, not what to think. 

Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as a lens for learning, in order to help develop students’ awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the environment, build their investigative and critical thinking skills, and encourage them to take responsibility for sustaining the environment and our quality of life that depends on it.

How do we do our work?

  • High quality instructional materials for grades PreK-12

  • Carefully designed Professional Development Workshops

  • Extensive Network of educators, resources and support

Visit Alaska PLT Teacher Resources for much more!

For more information contact:

Molly Gillespie, Alaska PLT Coordinator

Molly Gillespie is the Alaska Project Learning Tree state coordinator sponsored by Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education (ANROE), Alaska DNR Division of Forestry, and the Wasilla Soil and Water Conservation District.

Molly is a naturalist and certified environmental educator with a passion for teaching students in the woods and a background in utilizing public lands as classrooms.  She believes natural outdoor spaces are the best learning environments!  Molly has extensive experience with environmental education curriculum development, combining state educational standards with outdoor experiences. 

When she is not teaching, Molly is a wilderness guide, leading people on remote expeditions in Alaska’s arctic region. She can also be found hunting for wildflowers and wild blueberries throughout the boreal forest, hiking the tundra, or floating down a river in her backyard near Denali National Park. 

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