What is The Grow A Tree Program?
The Grow-A-Tree Program is a unique set of online tools designed to help teachers get students excited about environmental education.
The Grow-A-Tree Program is an environmental education program developed by Trees for Life Canada, a non profit operating in Canada for over 20 years. Educators are provided with web resources to help students learn how to grow their own tree and learn about important concepts in environmental education. Students are then encouraged to plant the trees in their communities. Students take away both a wealth of knowledge about ecology from the activities, and a sense of accomplishment from the planting of a tree they grew themselves from a seed.
The educational material and resources provided through the program are based on common attributes in the life sciences curriculum of Canadian provinces.
The Grow-A-Tree Program membership includes 1 year of access to:
- One full week’s worth of in class activities designed to get your students EXCITED about key concepts in the provincial and state science curriculum related to life sciences and the environment.
- Professionally designed new media, PowerPoint presentations and student worksheets to support lessons and activities.
- The opportunity for teachers to purchase inexpensive native tree seeds and cartons for each student in the class ($1 per student), so they can have the hands on experience of growing their own tree!
- New Online access to “World’s Coolest Forests” – an adventure travel show for the “MTV Generation” that integrates key concepts from the science curriculum in grades 4, 5, and 6.
All you have to do is register today and get growing!
Registration is $25 annually per class and includes access to online lesson plans, multi-media teaching aids, and The World’s Coolest Forests episodes online. Native tree seeds and biodegradable cartons for your class are only $1 per student plus $15 shipping to anywhere across Canada.
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