School Programs

Trees Atlanta’s flagship K-12 education program, Urban TreeTracker, focuses on urban ecology, trees, and environmental education. Our goal is to educate students on the science and community impact of the urban forest and foster stewardship of our natural resources. Lessons cover Atlanta’s urban forests, plant life cycles, urban ecology, environmental stewardship, and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Hands-on service learning projects, such as including tree planting or plant care, are included when possible.

Environmental educators apply an inquiry learning approach that uses interactive components and reinforces STEM/STEAM concepts. Our Urban TreeTracker eductors visit schools* throughout metro Atlanta. Virtual programming options are also available for all K-12 students (including home school groups).

Please submit a request for Urban TreeTracker programming using the form link below.

Questions? Contact Sabrina Melendez at sabrina@treesatlanta.org

UPDATE: *In-school visits must be scheduled in advance and are limited. As of August 2020, our in-school visits are temporarily suspended.

Check out some of the videos and teaching resources we use during our lessons:

Trees Atlanta is an approved environmental education provider for Atlanta Public Schools (APS).

 

Notes for Virtual Learning
  • Programs are available virtually (Zoom) Tuesday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.
  • Programs are 30 minutes in duration. Paper Making is 50 minutes in duration. 
  • Fees may apply. Please review the Urban TreeTracker Program Fees.
  • Teachers will be sent a list of recommended supplies upon confirmation.

 

Please register using the links under Urban TreeTracker Curriculum and Registration below.

Urban TreeTracker Curriculum and Registration

Urban Forest 101: Grade 1

Students will immerse themselves in the Urban Forest and learn about urban trees through engaging discussions and developing models of plants.

Available for Grades K-5

Standard: S1L1.a

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Sensational Seeds: Grade 2

Students will listen to a story to learn about the lifecycle of a tree and participate in an interactive experiment to discover the different methods of seed dispersal.

Available for Grades K-5

Standard: S2L1.c

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Urban Heat Island (2 Part Class): Grade 3

Students will explore the Urban Heat Island phenomena and investigate the effect of sunlight on man-made and natural objects.

Available for Grades K-5

Standard: S3P1.a, S3P1.b

PART 1 REGISTRATION        PART 2 REGISTRATION

Water and Trees: Grade 4

Students will participate in an interactive game to discover the various pathways of water and also understand a tree’s role in the water cycle.

Available for Grades K-5

Standard: S4E3.b

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Urban Tree Identification: Grade 5

Students will learn the basics of tree identification and create a model based on how trees are grouped.

Available for Grades 4-5

Standard: S5L1.b

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Water and Trees: Grade 6

Students will participate in an interactive game to discover where water is located on the Earth’s surface and also understand the important relationship between trees and water.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: S6E3.a, S6E3.b

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Urban Tree Identification: Grade 7

Students will learn the basics of tree identification and create a model demonstrating how trees are organized based on common characteristics.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: S7L1.a

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Urban Heat Island (2 Part Class): Grade 8

Students will explore the Urban Heat Island phenomena and investigate the effects of energy transformations (light to heat) in urban ecosystems.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: S8P2.c

PART 1 REGISTRATION        PART 2 REGISTRATION

Supporting Biodiversity: High School Biology

Students will understand the impact of superspecies in the urban ecosystem and develop creative solutions to lessen their effects.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: SB5.d

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Supporting Biodiversity: High School Ecology

Students will understand the impact of superspecies in
urban ecosystems as it relates to community interactions.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: SEC3.c

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Supporting Biodiversity: High School Entomology

Students will learn how super insects impact trees within urban ecosystems.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: SEN2.e

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Urban Ecosystems: High School Environmental Science

Students will understand the importance of tree biodiversity as it relates to ecosystem resilience.

Available for Grades 6-12

Standard: SEV2.d

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Forest Products

Students will learn about working forests and play a game to re-discover the everyday products they produce.

Available for Grades K-12

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Paper Making

Students will learn about the process of making paper and create a paper product of their own.

Available for Grades K-12

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Customized Programs/Field Trips

Are you interested in a topic and/or activity that is not listed? Contact us and we will work with you to create a customized program tailored for your classroom. Additional fees may apply.

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