Announcing the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse
Trees Atlanta’s educational branch will soon have a new home of its own.
ATLANTA, GA, April 30, 2015 – Trees Atlanta, the nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group, announced that they are opening a new office in Stove Works to serve as an exciting new education and research center. They are calling it the “Trees Atlanta TreeHouse.”
Located on the Atlanta BeltLine at 112 Krog Street, across from the popular new Krog Street Market in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, the TreeHouse is set to have its grand opening in August of 2015, with a preview at the Root Ball fundraiser on May 7th.
The 3,800 square-foot facility will be the non-profit’s second office and will provide an ideal venue for Trees Atlanta’s many youth and adult educational programs. The newly designed space will feature flexible multipurpose areas for educational classes and lectures. Innovative features will include seasonally changing exhibits and interactive play zones for all ages. A backdoor will open directly onto the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, which will serve as an outdoor classroom and laboratory.
The TreeHouse has been funded by a capital campaign, with support from foundations, corporations, board members, universities, and individuals. An enthusiastic response to the funding initiative has been a strong indication of the community’s support for Trees Atlanta’s educational programs.
Planned Educational Program for the TreeHouse
Engaging young leaders K-12 while taking into account curriculum needs and all learning styles such as visual, auditory, and hands-on.
- Thirsty Roots Reading Group: Story time for young children with a hands-on activity including parents (Ages 2-7)
- Junior TreeKeepers: All day summer camp focused on the urban forest for elementary and middle schoolers (Ages 8-14). Sign up today!
- Sapling Camp: Morning summer camp for first- and second-grade tree lovers (Ages 5-7). Sign up today!
- Badge Program: Hands-on education helping scouts to earn forestry and arboretum achievements and badges (Ages -18)
- Citizen Science Studies: Science research projects using the Arboretum as an outdoor laboratory (All ages)
- Orienteering: Learn to navigate the BeltLine with a compass and GPS to complete an Arboretum Scavenger Hunt (Ages 9-18)
- Science Classes: Programs customized to engage learners during the school day on Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany and Phenology utilizing the laboratory (Grades 3-8)
Learning opportunities for all experience levels from novice tree lovers, to homeowners, to community professionals.
- Family Arboretum Tour: Youth oriented walk on the Eastside Trail led by docents to engage new audiences. Sign up today!
- Westside Arboretum Tour: Docent-led walking tour of the Westside Trail
- TreeSpeakers: Trained group of volunteers leading presentations in the community about Trees Atlanta. Request a speaker!
- Workshops: Interactive educational experience with hands-on instruction. Sign up today!
- Certificate Programs: Advanced educational programs offered in series leading to earned certificate in specific subject area
- Exhibits: Seasonal displays interchanged to attract visitors
- Research: Collaborative projects to conduct research in the Arboretum about the urban ecosystem.