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Educational Activities About the Benefits of Trees

Elementary School Lesson Plans (Meets Common Core standards):

Build A Tree
Rings of Wonder
Tree Transpiration (The movement of water in trees)
Healthy Tree, Healthy Me
Tree Products Treasure Hunt
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2015 Lesson Plans

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Middle School Lesson Plans (Meets Common Core standards):

Unit Overview
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

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!

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2020 Arbor Week Poster Contest Theme: Trees Create COOL Communities

We’re happy to announce the 2020 California Arbor Week poster contest theme is Trees Create COOL Communities. All elementary school teachers, Girls and Boys Scout Leaders, and youth group leaders teach your young ones about the importance of trees especially now that California Arbor Week, March 7 – 14, is fast approaching. Participate in our Poster Contest – youths can win $100, one per grade level (grades 3rd to 5th) and leaders/teachers and win $50. To participate, you will have to fill out this form also posters are due FEBRUARY 7, 2020.

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Video Contest Theme: We Are Generation Tree

Arbor Week Video Contest is for teenagers, ages 12 to 18. Participates can win one of three prizes. 1st place wins $150, 2nd place wins $100, and 3rd place wins $50. Submit video file entry via email by JANUARY 10, 2020, for video entry guidelines read our video contest blog.

All entries will become the property of California ReLeaf. Winners will be notified by March 7, 2019.

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