Thursday, January 09, 2014
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Updated Jan. 8, 2015
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE RISING COST OF PLT ACTIVITY GUIDES AND HIGH SCHOOL MODULES, WE ARE FORCED TO CHARGE A SMALL REGISTRATION FEE TO COVER PART OF THE COST. FOR 2015, THE FEE IS $15. WE FEEL THAT THIS IS MORE THAN REASONABLE, CONSIDERING THAT THESE BOOKS WOULD COST MANY TIMES THIS AMOUNT IN A BOOKSTORE, PLUS WE ARE PROVIDING TRAINING, HANDOUTS, REFRESHMENTS, ETC. AT THE WORKSHOP. IF THIS IS A PROBLEM, PLEASE CALL ME, AND LET'S SEE IF YOU CAN FIND A SPONSOR FOR YOUR WORKSHOP OR WORK SOMETHING ELSE OUT. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CONTACT HAROLD ANDERSON AT 601-613-5567 OR firstname.lastname@example.org UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED
January 23-25 Attend training session on new Global Climate H.S. Module, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jan 31 -- PLT Workshop at MVSU for in-service teachers. 9-3. Qualifies for 0.6 CEU. Registration Fee is $15. Contact H. Anderson
Feb 6 (tentative) -- PLT workshop at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge for MSU pre-service teachers. 9-3. Others welcome. 0.6 CEU available. Contact Harold Anderson.
Feb. 10 -- A series of brief (one period) "Introduction to PLT" workshops for pre-service teachers. Others are welcome. THESE WORKSHOPS WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR CEU, BUT PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE PLT MATERIAL.
Feb 12 --PLT workshop sponsored by Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance at Tupelo. 0.6 CEU available. For information or to register, contact MEEA president Janet Chapman at 601-961-5266 or e-mail email@example.com.
Feb 18 --PLT WORKSHOP for forestry tech. Students at EMCC. Others welcome. WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR CEU, but will receive PLT Activity Guide. Fee $15.
Feb 24 -- PLT at Miss College for pre-service students 8 am - 11:45. Others welcome. Will not qualify for CEU as is, but will qualify with some home work.
March 10 --PLT Workshop at William Carey University, Hattiesburg, 8-3, 0.6 CEU, $15 registration fee. Contact Harold Anderson.
March 17 -- Workshop on PLT High School Module on Global Climate at Delta State University. Contact Dr. Lacey Fitts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 21 -- PLT Workshop for Forestry Students at the College of Forest Resources, MSU. Others welcome. 0.6 CEU available.
In the works: A PLT workshop is in the works for Camp Lake Stevens, Oxford, MS. Date is to be determined. This will be a full six-hour workshop that will qualify for 0.6 CEU. For more infocontact Harold Anderson. Updates will be posted here.
March 12 PLT Workshop sponsored by MS. Environmental Educators Alliance at Itawamba Community College branch, Tupelo. Will qualify for 0.6 CEU. For more information contact Deb Veeder at 601-605-1790 or E-mail email@example.com.
March 17, 1-4 P.M. -- Jones County Jr.College, a PLT workshop for Early Childhood Education Students. We will cover the PLT Early Childhood Education Module and CD. Participants will receive this material. Others are invited. THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR CEU. Cost is $15. For information or to register contact Harold Anderson.
March 21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. PLT Workshop for Forestry Students at MSU. Others welcome. 0.6 CEU. Workshop fee $15. Contact Harold Anderson.
TEACHERS CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS -- The Mississippi Forestry Association will sponsor two one-week long workshops this summer -- June 7-12 at Jones County Jr. College and June 21-26 at Northeast Miss. Community College, Booneville. These are intense, outdoor workshops that are hands-on and include many field trips to logging sites, forest industries, etc. And the complete PLT workshop. The cost, including FIVE full CEU, room, housing and workshop supplies is only $115. Three hours college credit are available.
An abbreviated version of the above is planned for July 14-16 at the Ag. And Forestry Museum, Jackson, Ms, that will qualify for TWO CEU. The fee is $65. For more information or to register, contact Eleana Pope at 601-354-4936 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional workshops will be scheduled throughout the year, and will be posted here as the dates are determined.
If you would like to schedule a workshop, look over my calendar, pick an open date and contact me at email@example.com or 601-613-5567
Friday, July 15, 2011
Key Lime Cake
1 Box lemon cake mix
1 small box lime Jello
1 1/2 C. Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
4 T Conf. Sugar
1/2 C Lime Juce
1 stick margarine (softened)
1- 8 oz. Stick Cream Cheese
1 Box Conf. Sugar
1 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350
Mix ingredients into 3 well-greased cake pans. Bake for about 20 mins or until cake springs back in middle when touched with finger. Remove from pan and while cake is still warm, mix glaze and drizzle over layers.
Frost when cool and garnish with lime slices.
Monday, June 28, 2010
This recipe was submitted by Martha Watkins, a teacher from Oxford, MS, whom I met at the 2010 North Mississippi Teachers Conservation Workshop.
I tried this. Mmm, Mmm Good!
Makes two pies
Two regular pie crusts
four cups of diced fresh tomatoes (Romas work best)
1/2 lb of cut bacon, cut into small peices after cooking
one cup sour cream
two green onions chopped fine
one cup shredded cheese
a dash of garlic powder (optional)
Additional shredded cheese to cover pies.
Salt and pepper to taste
Lightly brown pie crusts in oven at 350 degrees, mix remaining ingredients. Cover enenly with remaining cup of shredded cheese
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Let cool about 10 minutes before cutting. ENJOY!
Monday, October 05, 2009
The document, which is nearly 300 pages, is too large to fit on this blogspot. It is posted at:
http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/33_43_29.html. In case you can't make it out, that is 33_43_29.html.
Monday, August 10, 2009
PLT Works in
MS PLT Coordinator
For the twenty-two years I’ve been involved with PLT, the National Office has claimed that PLT can help raise test scores. I took their word for it. Now I know for sure.
It all started the day Jeannine May set herself on fire. Yep, she sure did – right there in an advisory board meeting in June of 2004. I was giving my semi-annual report to the board when I got to the part about the International PLT Conference that I had attended just a month before in
It was an epiphany.
“I was just sitting here, trying to be quite,” Jeannine said. “I’m reluctant to say anything because I’m inclined to get myself overextended, but I’m excited about what you just said. My boss, Dr Homer Wilkes, (Jeannine is the PAO for the NRCS in
I contacted Principal Mike Irwin at
Awe-stricken, we introduced ourselves to our new heroes and explained our business. The teacher led us to Mike and Cindy. They took us on a tour of this beautifully maintained 1920’s building and grounds filled with interesting environmental education nooks. PLT was everywhere; the staff (from custodians to teachers) and students were proud of their school and students were excited and eagerly learning.
We explained that we would like to do something similar in
Full of hope, we returned to
Olivia presented each school with an environmental teaching kit and taught the involved teachers selected activities from PLT and other environmental “Project” programs. Each participating teacher earned a $100 stipend.. Olivia developed a post-test, with the questions drawn from the state curriculum, then helped the teachers teach the afore-mentioned activities. At the conclusion of the school year, the teachers administered a post-test – with dramatic results. The average increase in test scores was 41 points! In the inner-city school it was 61 points. Now that’s impressive!
Where do we go from here? We’re still working on that. But we have dramatically proven that the National PLT office was right – PLT CAN improve test scores. You’d better believe we will use this information to further environmental education in
For her efforts, Jeannine May was named
Lemon Basil Snaps
(Use only fresh basil in this recipe)
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup minced fresh basil or lemon basil
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped pistachio nuts
3 Tablespoons sugar
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.
Combine nuts and sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in nut mixture and place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with hands or bottom of a glass. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Lavender Sugar Cookies
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lavender flowers, crushed or ground in food processer
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and lavender flowers. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to butter mixture. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes just until edges brown. Remove to racks to cool.
Lavender Ice Cream
(This recipe is for a tabletop ice cream freezer.)
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon lavender flowers
2 egg yolks
½ cups sugar
Place lavender flowers in a diffuser ball or in triple thickness cheesecloth bag. Combine cream and milk in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Place lavender into milk and heat until mixture almost boils, 5-8 minutes. Reduce heat to low and remove and discard lavender. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl until light yellow and smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add 4-5 tablespoons of the hot mixture into the eggs and stir until combined. Add egg mixture back to hot milk, stirring continuously to keep eggs from curdling. Cook over low heat 3-4 minutes until thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon.
Cool mixture in an ice water bath, stirring constantly. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before placing in ice cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.
In a 2 quart pyrex measuring bowl, place 8 cups of water and 7 heaping tablespoons of lavender flowers. Boil 24 minutes in microwave; let steep for 2-3 hours. Strain lavender water and use to make your favorite lemonade recipe. For, convenience this also works well with Country Time Lemonade mix.
Lavender Lemon Barsand all this time I thought lavender was just a scent! These are great!