This year’s theme for Earth Day is Trees For The Earth with a goal to plant 7.8 billion trees in the next five years—the kick-off is April 22nd.
More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Millions of schoolchildren and their teachers will take part in planting trees and other educational, civic, and outdoor programs.
PROJECT LEARNING TREE: Empowering Teachers, Inspiring Youth
We encourage teachers (preK through high school) to get involved in Project Learning Tree. The curriculum resources teach complex environmental issues in creative ways that meet standards. Teachers can use the activities as stand-alone lessons or integrate them into their curriculum, for all grades and subject areas.
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek— Meet 10 forest animals and count their babies. Based on the song “Over in the Meadow.”
In a Nutshell—A poignant story about the life cycle of an oak tree and how it supports life—even after it dies.