The trees we see outside our windows do SO MUCH to protect us and our homes from excessive rain, strong winds, soil erosion, extreme heat, and air pollution.
But how much do you know about them?
Our education team is always looking for creative ways to help our community learn more about the trees we rely on, and we’re so proud that one of their biggest successes fits in a backpack.
Our GreenWorks Tree Detective Packs are filled with books, games, and activities suitable for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. These packs are available for check out from Buncombe County libraries.
“These packs were designed to provide teachers, parents, and students with the tools they need to learn about our urban trees in fun, engaging, and hands-on ways,” said Joele Emma, GreenWorks Education Director.
Each pack comes with brief instructions, six different activities, and four tree-themed children’s books that are accessible for a range of learning styles and comprehension levels.
We want kids to be able to use our learning tools independently in their own yards and neighborhoods — without needing to wait for an adult or educator to start exploring.
Our tree packs are so popular that we’re creating a native pollinator version we’re planning to unveil this spring.
Want to support our efforts to help our kids value our trees and learn more about our pollinators?
Contribute a gift to put more independent learning tools into the hands of the next generation of environmental guardians.