*CANCELED* Reclamation to host Project Learning Tree workshop at New Melones Lake

Media Contact: Christie Kalkowski, 916-978-5100, ckalkowski@usbr.gov

For Release: March 07, 2019

SONORA, Calif. – (Canceled due to weather) The Bureau of Reclamation will host a Project Learning Tree workshop for educators March 8 and 9 at New Melones Lake. The workshop is an ecosystems-based curriculum, hosted in collaboration with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Project Learning Tree workshop attendees will have the option to attend the one or two-day training. The March 8 workshop will focus on becoming a certified Project Learning Tree facilitator, giving attendees the skills to host their own workshop in their local community. The March 9 workshop will give educators the tools to use the curriculum in their classrooms.

Workshop lessons will focus primarily on the Oak Woodland ecosystems, since this represents New Melones. Register online for this workshop through March 9 at http://ucanr.edu/pltnewmelones

Project Learning Tree is a nationally-recognized curriculum that relies on trees and forestry to help enhance students’ understanding about the environment and how they can help sustain it. The workshop supports California State Science Standards and focuses on inquiry-based lessons and activities to help students understand the basic features of forest ecology and natural resource stewardship.

For more information about the workshop, contact Project Learning Tree coordinator Sandy Derby at stderby@ucanr.edu or Park Ranger Mike McGraw at mmcgraw@usbr.gov

For additional information on New Melones Lake, call the Visitor Center at 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit https://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html

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