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Home > News > Schools to lend a hand on National Tree Day

Schools to lend a hand on National Tree Day

tree_day.pngPlanet Ark is encouraging all Australians to be part of the 20th anniversary of National Tree Day by connecting with nature, adding value to our environment and planting for the future.

Schools Tree Day - Friday 24 July

Each year approximately 280,000 Australian schools, pre-school and childcare students participate in Schools Tree Day – the special National Tree Day event just for kids. Recent research shows that outdoor play and green time are vital for developing a child’s imagination, fostering a love of nature and improving overall health and wellbeing. 

This Schools Tree Day, all teachers and students across the country are encouraged to get outside, connect with nature, and green their environments by planting trees and having fun. 

Get involved

Register your school, purchase seedlings or download lesson plans and resources via the Planet Ark website.

About National Tree Day

National Tree Day, sponsored by Toyota Australia, is Australia’s biggest tree-planting and nature care event, and sees nearly 300,000 people take part at more than 3,000 sites around the country every year, contributing to the environment, to their own health and wellbeing and to the local community. This year National Tree Day’s theme, “You Can Grow So Much”, focuses on the wealth of opportunities engaging with nature brings to individuals, communities and the environment.

By participating in National Tree Day, you’ll be contributing to the country’s biggest community tree planting and joining thousands of individuals in making a difference, spending time in nature, beautifying neighbourhoods and inspiring positive environmental change. 

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.