Schools Tree Day Education Resources for Schools

Mindfulness, Biodiversity and Wellbeing

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.

Why are Trees so important for the environment?

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.

Brand new lesson!

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.

Schools Tree Day resources

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Schools Tree Day - The Nature of Mindfulness - 60 minutes

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Business and Economics
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
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Schools Tree Day - The Nature of Mindfulness - 15 minutes

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Business and Economics
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Lesson
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Schools Tree Day - The Nature of Mindfulness - 2 minutes

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Business and Economics
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Mindfulness and Meditation

With thanks to our partners


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.