- Year 9 - 10
- Humanities and Social Sciences
Following these lesson plans is an ideal way for your school to take part in the largest nature-care event in Australian schools, Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing!
Schools Tree Day occurs each year at the end of July, however these lessons offer so much more and can be used in the classroom any time of the year.
Our units of work focusing on mindfulness and wellbeing are best when used regularly throughout the year and help to develop skills in focus, resilience, emotional intelligence and regulation of the body and emotions.
Each year thousands of schools across Australia take part in National Schools Tree Day by getting their hands dirty and planting a few. But why are trees so important for the environment anyway? Check out this video to see how other schools have been participating each year. For more information and research from the National Tree Day team, head over to the National Tree Day site.
Students use language as a vehicle for exploring trees and their place in the world in preparation for participating in Schools Tree Day. In this lesson, students think collaboratively, explore the school’s trees, participate in a mindfulness activity and discover how they are interconnected.
The lessons have been developed in partnership with Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your children will join thousands of amazing educators and teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.