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Trees Atlanta Announces Expansion of Environmental Education Programs
New opportunities for grade scholars and tree enthusiasts!
ATLANTA, GA, January 8, 2015 – Trees Atlanta is expanding its youth and adult education programming designed to provide opportunities for everyone to learn proper techniques for planting and caring for trees, while also becoming better stewards for the urban forest. Each program stands alone, but all serve a common goal; giving members of our community the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully restore and maintain the precious natural resources that are essential to our quality of life.
Trees Atlanta is, of course, eager to share the love of trees with the next generation, and is excited to expand the 2015 Junior TreeKeepers Summer Camp at the new Trees Atlanta TreeHouse!
The Junior TreeKeepers summer camp provides five (5) days each session of interactive and hands-on activities in environmental science, as well as field trips to local attractions such as Fernbank Forest, a 200-year-old forest, the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Botanical Garden!
Each week-long session costs $250, and scholarships are available. Enrollment is open, and middle and elementary school students are encouraged to apply now!
Trees Atlanta needs help sharing its story and is seeking the first group of energetic public speakers to complete training to lead presentations in the community about Trees Atlanta.
Do you have an upcoming meeting or event where you’d like to host a presenter to learn more about Trees Atlanta? Complete this form to help Trees Atlanta fulfill your request. Please allow at least one month’s advance notice prior to the date of the event.
Youth Tree Stewards
Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), CSX, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are partnering with Trees Atlanta to prepare the next generation of environmental stewards. Trees Atlanta is working with teens from George Washington Carver Boys & Girls Club on programming relating to Atlanta’s urban forest that focuses on three key themes: stewardship, leadership, and advocacy.
Youth Tree Steward environmental activities include removing invasive species from the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum to cleaning up litter around Fred Armon Toomer Elementary. At the end of our seven sessions the students will be empowered to lead local advocacy efforts that build support and awareness of the benefits trees provide to their communities.