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  • Tree Section with Rings

  • Section of Branch

  • Leaves

  • Cloth Tape Measure

  • Magnifying Glass

Following are a series of activities that children can explore to increase their awareness and understanding of the tree and living systems of which they are part.  In these activities, they will be able to identify patterns and colors, match, measure, calculate, make connections, record cycles and understand the values of trees.  Finally, they will able to make comparisons between living creatures, what constitutes life and living systems and expand their knowledge of themselves. 

  • Guide to Leaves and Tree Identification

  • Activity Cards

  • Puzzle

  • Games/Activities

We developed this hands-on kit for an arboretum educational program.  It kit offers 12 activities or 12 ways to see a tree, prompting an understanding of the tree and living systems of which they are part. In these activities, students can identify patterns and colors, match, measure, calculate, make connections, record cycles and understand the values of trees as part of a larger ecosystems.

Through exploring growth, scale and leaf and root patterns, they can learn about the dynamic nature of life (always changing) and how species adapt to different niches in ecosystems.  Beyond the tree, they learn about the species that live on, under, around or in trees and how trees exists in communities of other trees, plants, birds, insects, etc.