A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Heights)

  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Status

The Problem

My wish for this project is that the students will be inspired and encouraged by their ability to to see a project through from the ground up. Hopefully, they will use this experience to continue making the world a more beautiful place.

Our Plan

When we were deciding how we wanted to help our local environment, one of the students (4 years old) said, "We use a lot of paper at school for drawing. I think we should plant a tree since paper comes from trees!" We decided that we would plant a tree on our playground as a way of saying "thank you" to the trees for providing paper and for allowing us to breathe clean air (which is especially important in big cities like NY!) I wanted the students to get experience with fundraising and working toward a goal. The students came up with a plan to have an Ice Cream Fundraiser and luckily for us, it was a beautiful, sunny day! We made over $300! This allowed us to purchase a Cherry Blossom Tree for our playground. Finally, I wanted the students to "get their hands dirty" and help plant the tree. On a rainy, New York day, the students worked hard to dig a hole for our new Cherry Blossom.

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution
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    Community Enhancement

The Benefit

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