Planet Ark celebrated 21 years of National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day - Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event. Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3.8 million people have planted 23 million trees and plants and it's still growing.
Wheatbelt NRM is once again helping schools across the region to plant native seedlings to help achieve our vision of a vibrant Wheatbelt community creating healthy environments and livelihoods. As part of National School Tree Planting Day on 28 July we are offering schools within the Avon Basin free seedlings to plant in their school grounds by students.
Tree planting can mark the beginning of a long-term environmental program, engaging your students in a fun, hands on activity that can reinforce their environmental, maths, science and creative arts learning or simply contribute to creating beautiful school grounds. Based on learnings from last year, we have opened expressions of interest well in advance to allow for teachers to incorporate the planting day into their semester plan. This year, National Schools Tree Planting Day is scheduled for Friday 28 July. Your tree planting day does not necessarily need to occur on this day.
If your school would like to get involved in this program, please telephone Rachael Major on 9670 3119.