100 Trees

  • Location
    Bloomington, Indiana
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

Hello We chose to focus on planting tress to bring new life, hope, and joy to the planet. Our school holds a celebration on the 100th day of class, where they blow up 100 balloons, and Jonathan (age 6) decided that was more harmful to the environment than good. He came up with the idea of panting 100 trees rather than having balloons. We would like to plant the trees this year and encourage next years’ class to do the same.

Our Plan

We will be successful if we plant the 100 trees and help others understand the importance of respecting nature and working to restore it.

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution
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    Climate Change
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    Community Enhancement
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    Dr. Jane Goodall

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We had a wonderful time completing this project. We were delayed in purchasing the trees due to the COVID outbreak, but we were able to gather tiny maple trees that were growing in our neighborhoods and transplant them to areas where they cold flourish. Then we purchased a variety of native trees and planted them. The kids are excited to watch them grow.

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned a lot about native trees and invasive species and how important it is to help protect the environment from invasive plants. We also learned a lot about teamwork and patience.

What I/we might change:

We would like to have more kids join us. Because of the COVID, the whole class could not join in like we planned, but they do get to see and enjoy the tress.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

I loved seeing the children talk to the trees and tell them how they loved them and how they wanted to watch them grow.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

We originally planned to use one tree species, but the children really enjoyed having a variety. I think they learned so much more about them and the kids all seemed to have favorites.

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