Plant the Seed with Schools Tree Day
Schools Tree Day continues to be the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. Tree Day is a reminder of the importance of nature in our daily lives and is a call-to-action for educators to introduce nature-care activities, outdoor learning, and fun, healthy environmental programs into the day-to-day experience of our children to help them grow.
About Schools Tree Day
Last year, close to 3,000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools took part in Tree Day. The school community – teachers, principals, parents, students –dug in for the environment and had fun getting grubby planting 470,000 native seedlings, trees, shrubs, edibles and flowers. More than 2,800 other nature-care activities were registered (projects such as bushwalks or classroom lessons).
Schools Tree Day generally happens on school grounds during a school day. It could be practical planting or nature care projects in the school playground or lessons and activities in the classroom.
Planet Ark will help your school or early learning centre make the most of your special event by providing:
- how to do it guides
- easy and engaging curriculum-aligned Tree Day lesson plans & learning resources (Prek-Yr 10)
- helpful advice (only an email or phone call away)
- case studies and ideas from bright green schools (that you can try too!)
- newsletter updates and
- posters to promote your event (2017 posters coming soon)
You can organise your Tree Day event on any day of the year that suits you, however most people run their activities on or around the official days of Friday July 28th for Schools Tree Day and Sunday July 30th for National Tree Day.
If you need a little help getting started or want to get set up quickly, call the National Tree Day Hotline on 1300 88 5000 or contact us by email.