Arbor Week is a great way to get your students outside and learning about urban forestry! Arbor Day has been celebrated since 1872 and California is one of the only states to celebrate with an entire week. California Arbor Week provides an opportunity to educate Californians of all ages about the value of trees.
This year’s Arbor Week theme is: Trees Are Superheroes!
Even though the 2016 Poster & Video contests are over (check out the winners here!), you can use our classroom activities and grade-school contests in your classroom to celebrate trees and get students engaged about the important roles trees play in protecting our communities.
Contest rules for the 2016 Arbor Week Poster Contest. For 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades. Deadline: February 14, 2017!
Contest rules for the 2017 Arbor Week Video Contest — this year open to ALL students regardless of school affiliation! For 6th, 7th, & 8th grades. Deadline: February 14, 2017!
Middle School Lesson Plans (all new! Meets Common Core standards):
Lesson 1: Trees Matter
Lesson 2: Where is the Carbon in the Leaf?
Lesson 3: How Much Junk is in the Trunk?
Lesson 4: Roots Really Do Matter
Lesson 5: Organic Matter & Soil Composition
Unit Conclusion: Record, Summarize, & Reflect
Use this certificate to award your classroom’s chosen poster contest winner.
Use this certificate to award your classroom’s chosen video contest winner.
Do you know all the ways trees benefit our day-to-day lives? Use this page to teach your students more in-depth information on the benefits of trees!
Check out examples of previous poster contest winners.