Friday, April 30, 2010

Arbor Day with kids!

April 30, 2010: Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April.  Although we haven't picked our tree yet we are going to plant a tree today. We live in Pennsylvania and our state tree is the Eastern Hemlock Tree. Here is a great site that displays all the state trees that you can use to find your state tree by clicking HERE

This day’s activities will focus on trees. We are going to take a visual stroll through the world and find out what kinds of trees grow in each hemisphere. Our focus will be on the differences and similarities. We will discuss the rainforest, remembering we are keeping our studies to trees. And we will create a list of how trees help us in our everyday lives, oxygen, paper, habitats etc.  We will research our state tree and recreating our own hemlock tree to display in our house.  You can print this poster out that has the state trees listed HERE.
Here are a few more interesting things...

Smokey the Bears 65th birthday is this year. Click HERE for resources for forest fires for kids and teachers

**** Official Website for Arbor Day *******

April 1 - May 15, 2010, consumers that purchase three Hanes® products will receive a free Earth Day t-shirt with proof of purchase through mail-in redemption. For every t-shirt redeemed, Hanes will make a $1 donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. For every $1 of Hanes donations, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree, up to 20,000 on Hanes' behalf. Click HERE for more information.

*** Free Trees, is that possible?  Non Profit "Free Trees and Plants" says it is click on link to find out how it works.  Says you have to pay $7.95 for shipping so its not that free but we think its worth a try. 

Here are some website that will help with the planting of your new tree: (click on links)




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