Schools Tree Day
Each year, around 3,000 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 2016 was held on Friday July 29th, although events can be held at any time during the year. Next year's event will be July 28th 2017.
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."
ABC Behind the News profiled Schools Tree Day - take a look at what the students had to say in 2015!
To make Tree Day even easier, we have built this Preschools Guide based on feedback we get each year. Some activities have already been implemented by existing preschools, and some are simply suggestions.
Schools Getting Started Guide
7 easy steps to get your school involved in Schools Tree Day.
Schools Activity Guide
This Schools Activity Guide has been compiled by Planet Ark with consideration of responses given through our Schools Site Coordinator Survey. It outlines a range of activities that have already been implemented by some schools as well as ideas for easy and accessible activities that require little resources and cost.
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