Take Action: Plant a Tree

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Learn about importance of planting trees to combat flooding
  • Follow a detailed guide on how to plant trees on school grounds or at home/community gardens
  • Learn about the importance  of protecting existing trees and promote their function to their peers and guardians
  • Identify areas in their school grounds where they can plant new trees to pump water, reduce flooding and runoff

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 12
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Length of Activity

1.5 – 2 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled Device
  • Flood:ED Backgrounder
  • Assessment Rubric
  • Seedlings
  • Shovel
  • Planting bags (optional – for carrying seedlings comfortably)
  • Boots
  • Rain jacket (optional)
  • Gardening gloves
  • Watering can or water hose if accessible

Online Lesson Format