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7 earth month activities for students

Lauren Dalmatoff | March 11, 2022 | 3 min read

7 ways to engage your students for earth month

The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “investing in our planet” and here at One Tree Planted, we believe ensuring that environmental education is accessible to today's students is one of the most important investments we can make for a better tomorrow. We’ve seen time and time again just how important it is for the next generation to learn about nature, the environment and the importance of reforestation.

Because climate change and its very real impacts can be a scary topic for kids to learn about, we find that providing education and resources for positive actions they can take, today, is a better approach. That way, learning about the environment and the role we play can be a fun and inspiring experience!

Check out these 7 Earth Month Activities For your classroom!

one tree planted seed germination kit

1. Plant Trees

Through our Seed Germination Kit program, teachers can get free kits for their entire classroom! This is a great opportunity for students to have a tangible, hands-on lesson about how trees grow. The deadline is March 22, 2022, so sign up today (or pass on to a teacher you know) to receive all the tools needed to plant seeds that will grow into trees for Earth Day! 

one tree planted community reforestation volunteer kids

2. Get Your Hands Dirty

Volunteer to plant trees, remove invasive plants, restore landscapes and more this Earth Month. We have volunteer events around the world, but if there isn't one in your area, you can always contact your local park service or ecological restoration group for ways to volunteer locally. If you can’t find anything there, grab a pair of gloves and get out for a trash clean up in your neighborhood!

kid science project planets presentation

3. Share Your Knowledge

Create an information campaign at your school to help share ways that anyone can make a difference. Choose your medium and m posters, signs, videos, fliers and more about recycling, saving electricity, reducing waste, or any other environmental topic that you're passionate about!

one tree planted professional tree planter

4. Make A Global Impact!

If you aren’t able to get out and plant trees yourself, you can always fundraise to plant trees in one of our global reforestation projects. Every dollar donated plants a tree, and our T.R.E.E.S. School Program provides you all of the resources needed to have a successful fundraiser. 

kids recycling outside

5. Create Green Teams!

Divide your class up into green teams. Have each team choose an environmental action they'll be responsible for in the classroom. This could include recycling, composting, turning off the lights, reduce water waste, etc. This will give students a feeling of ownership and stewardship!

kids upcycling bottle caps

6. Celebrate With Art!

 Collect used materials that would otherwise be thrown away and turn them into new beautiful pieces of art to help showcase and celebrate the beauty of our nature and our planet. 

kids team huddle hands

7. Make A Pledge!

Join our Make a Pledge challenge (part of our T.R.E.E.S. School Program)! Have everyone pledge to do one small thing for the environment each day. At the end of the challenge, put them all together to show the collective impact your class made!

So there you have it: 7 ways to engage your classroom with Earth Day! Want to extend your environmental impact beyond April 22? Plant a tree today!

Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. Today, we're raising funds to jumpstart forest fire recovery in British Columbia. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Restore landscapes damaged by a historic season of wildfires
  • Create habitat for iconic biodiversity like the moose and grizzly bear
  • Support old-growth management areas to maintain complex ecosystems
  • This reforestation initiative is helping to restore the landscape in British Columbia after the Hanceville fire burned over 590,000 acres in 2017 and natural regeneration has not occurred. The fire has impacted the forest, soils, riparian ecosystems, wildlife, and water quality. Local indigenous communities have seen their ability to hunt and gather food drastically altered. But your support will go a long way! The goal of planting trees here is to not only re-establish a healthy forest, but also to plant species that will be resilient in the face of climate change. Thank you so much for your support of healthy forests! 🌲
  • Planting trees will catalyze the process of returning the area to a forested state. Newly planted trees will begin the process of sequestering atmospheric carbon, and over time improve the hydrological benefits of the forest. The ecosystems that have been greatly simplified by extreme fire conditions will once again become complex ecosystems, This project will also create habitat for many local wildlife species including mule deer, moose, black and grizzly bear, wolves, sandhill cranes, various raptors, songbirds, and small mammals.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates about this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • B.C.'s rich forest diversity includes more than 40 different species of native trees, with some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. In this project, we made efforts to maximize species diversity, including the following species: Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, hybrid spruce, ponderosa pine, trembling aspen.

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