Youth will study the environment benefits of trees on a local and global scale. Be directly involved in a tree planting program and understand how this relates to a larger effort to improve the direction of our planet’s long term health.
For Youth Grades 5-10, but may be easily adapted.
The primary purpose of this project is to educate students, teachers, and their communities on the value of native oak forests and trees to Illinois natural history, oaks as a keystone species in Illinois forests, tree planting techniques, and oak tree identification. The secondary purpose is to increase the amount of forestry projects selected by 4-H members and provide them directly with more resources and a tree planting initiative to motivate them and provide 4-H alumni with a hands-on mentoring opportunity.
- Youth will… Learn the broad range of benefits trees provide to our society
- Study the environmental benefits of trees on a local and global scale
- Learn how to identify and measure trees
- Be introduced to careers involving the management and care of trees
- Be directly involved in a tree planting program and understand their part in a larger scale effort to improve our planet’s long term health
- Be introduced to careers involving tree management and forestry opportunities