Trees are Terrific Education Program

Heartland Tree Alliance has created a Trees are Terrific educational programs for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. The curriculum meets the KS College and Career Ready standards and supplements on your teaching with hands on outdoor learning. Programs can range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on your classroom schedule and include free in-classroom activities about the importance of trees and the role they play in a healthy community.

Two programs to select from:

1. Discover What Trees Do For Your Community

    Students will learn the importance of trees including the social, economic and environmental benefits. Session can be done inside or in an outdoor classroom.

2. Tree Identification and Measurement

    This outdoor learning session teaches the students basic tree identification and tree measurement. The students break into teams to measure the diameter and height of trees located on school grounds.
HTA_Trees are Terrific overview
Sample Activity, click to download pdf


Please contact Amanda Gehin at to schedule your classroom visit or for additional information. Funding is limited and available times are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, so schedule your school today.