CREC: Capitol Region Education Council
eesmarts - Project Learning Tree (PLT) for Grades 3-5
Participants are presented with activities designed to connect children to nature and increase young people’s awareness and knowledge about their environment. The lessons develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The hands-on explorations are suitable for use in formal classrooms and informal settings, and several are particularly suited to exploring urban environments. Participants will receive a copy of the updated PLT Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide, which includes NGSS aligned lessons on topics such as: trees and forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning, and more. The activities encompass the economic, ecological, and social aspects of environmental issues.

Eversource, United Illuminating, and EnergizeCT, are proud to sponsor eesmarts™ , an energy efficiency and renewable energy education program, funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund.

Through its K-12 lesson materials, eesmarts helps educators and schools teach the importance of becoming energy smart.  All eesmarts workshops provide no-cost professional development and Next Generation Science Standards aligned curriculum on energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and electricity.  Please contact us at with any questions.

Technology requirements for full course participation are:    

  • Laptop, desktop, or tablet computer
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Web browser
  • Audio input/output
  • Recommended: Webcam 

Detailed Information 
Online MeetingDateStart TimeEnd TimeTitleLocationAddressRoomInstructor
Zoom Meeting 07/18/20239:00AM12:00PMeesmarts - Project Learning Tree (PLT) Workshop for Grades 3-5 Zoom MeetingONLINE VIRTUAL MEETINGConnecticutZoom
Karin Jakubowski View Bio
Kathleen Brooks View Bio