Students will learn about the inner layers of a tree’s trunk and their function for tree life and growth. Students will learn one way that foresters can age a tree and learn more about the environmental conditions the tree grew in.
Geography and Environmental Literacy
Decorating a special class tree for birds is a meaningful activity that will grant students a valuable interaction with wildlife. Students will prepare various treats for birds either at home or in the classroom, decorate the class tree with the edibles, and then note the resulting bird sightings. This activity can be completed anytime during the year or as an ongoing project, but it will be especially exciting when birds are foraging for food before a big snow.
Students will learn about recycling in their community and how they can reduce waste in their everyday lives.