Schools Tree Day
Each year, around 2500 preschools, kindies, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day. Students nation-wide have learnt how to plant, and care for the seedlings they grow. Schools Tree Day 2013 is on Friday 26th July, although events can be held at any time during the year.
This year, Planet Ark is inviting you to venture into the great outdoors and connect with nature! Schools Tree Day can mark the beginning of a long-term environmental program, engaging your students in a fun, hands on activity that can reinforce their environmental, maths, science and creative arts learning or simply contribute to creating beautiful school grounds.
"This was our first Tree Day event. All the students were very enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed the planting process, even though it was pouring with rain and they all got wet and muddy - they loved it. We had an abundance of parent helpers, which added to the community feel of the event."
Remember that you don't have to be planting trees to take part in Schools Tree Day. You could be growing a vegetable garden, weeding a previously planted area, adding shrubs to the building surrounds or venturing out to the local bush to lend community groups a helping hand.
- Preschools Guide (2.07MB pdf file)
- Schools Activity Guide (5.58MB pdf file)
- Schools Getting Started Guide (1.73MB pdf file)
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