Courtesy of TreePeople
Kindergarten and 1st grade – “The Secrets of the City Forest”
This 1½-hour program takes students on a gentle hike to: visit the Dirt Doctor’s laboratory, receive a message from Waterdrop, discover trash-reducing items in our Treasure Chest, and plant tree seeds to grow the city forest. Through interactive games and activities, students learn secrets about the city forest and how they can help it thrive. Each participant plants a seedling to take home
2nd-5th grade – “In Search of the Treasure Rings”
This 2½-hour program takes students on a treasure hunt in search of six Treasure Rings that symbolize natural cycles existing in the city forest. Students visit the Dirt Doctor’s laboratory, have a ball playing the Air Exchange game and simulate rainstorms in our Urban Watershed Garden. The experience results in a better understanding of the city forest and how everyone can help it thrive. Each student also plants a seedling to take home.
6th – 12th grade – “Basic Forest Principles of a Community Forest”
This 1.5-hour program takes students on a specialized tour of the sustainable elements used at TreePeople’s Center for Community Forestry. Students will earn “medallions” as they determine which basic forest principle is at work throughout the park including solar panels, an underground cistern, native plants, drip irrigation, mulch and more. At the end, the medallions reveal the last, and perhaps most important forest principle that will empower students to take what they have learned and apply it to their own community.
TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share our process as a model for the world.