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Project Learning Tree

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- There's a group of education students here in Cenla that's picking up some teaching tips before they even hit the classroom. News Channel 5's Rachael Penton has the details on 'Project Learning Tree.'

This group of budding elementary school teachers at LSUA is learning how to help their future students grow in the classroom.

"We are learning how forestry ties into a relatable experience such as how they get their paper to write on in the classrooms, where their pencils come from," says LSUA education major Heather Wiley.

It's all part of Project Learning Tree, a free conservation education program put on by the state forestry department. The program is teaching these future educators how to teach their future students.

"Our goal is to try to teach students how to think and not necessarily what to think which is important because it reinforces those critical thinking skills," says state forester Wade Dubea.

By showing them hands on activities that can be applied to any subject in the classroom

"We're trying to teach them exactly the way scientists do it by relating to real world experiences and giving them hands on science throughout every lesson and content area that helps the children better remember what to do," adds LSUA education instructor Cheryl Arbour.

For those participating, they hope that the knowledge learned from the program will translate into better performance for both teachers and students.

"We're actually doing hand on experiments so that we'll be able to teach the kids rather than just giving us a workbook and saying here, go pull from this. They're actually showing us how to incorporate the activities in the classroom," adds Wiley.

Project Learning Tree has been recognized as a leader in environmental education for more than 35 years.

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