School Programs

Trees Atlanta’s flagship K-12 in-school education program, Urban TreeTracker, focuses on urban ecology, trees, and environmental education. Programs are designed to allow students to experience multiple visits throughout the school year.

Our Urban TreeTracker educators visit schools* throughout metro Atlanta. Virtual programming options are also available for K-12 students (including home school groups). Participating schools can choose which grade and classes will be scheduled for in-class visits* and optional field trips*. (*School programs are currently modified in response to remote learning and public safety protocols. In person programs are scheduled when possible. Please discuss your options with our education staff.)

 

Program Goals

Our goals are to educate students on the science and community impacts of the urban forest and to foster lifelong 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 tree planting or plant care, are included when possible. Our environmental educators apply an inquiry learning approach that uses interactive components and reinforces STEM/STEAM concepts.

 

Schedule a Visit

Lessons must be scheduled in advance and are limited based on our available schedule. Please register and select your program(s) and date(s) using the links below. Fees for schools may apply; waivers are available.

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

 

Notes for Virtual Learning
  • Programs are available virtually (Zoom) Tuesday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
  • Most programs are 30 minutes in duration (view class details by selecting “Schedule a Visit”). 
  • Fees may apply. Please review the Urban TreeTracker Program Fees.
  • Teachers will be sent a list of recommended supplies upon confirmation.

 

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

Questions? Contact Sabrina Melendez at sabrina@treesatlanta.org