Programs and Resources

Learn more about trees at your school or suggest planting trees in the schoolyard to your teacher. Below is a list of the organizations across New York City who are working with schools to teach kids about trees and how to take care of them.

For information on how to take advantage of the many tree planting, stewardship and educational programs that MillionTreesNYC offers, click here and download the MillionTreesNYC Educator's Brochure.

New York Restoration Project
Respect Tree - an eight-month curriculum to teach 5th graders in Trees for Public Health neighborhoods about the urban forest. Students help to design a campus tree planting plan, which they help bring to life in the spring.
Talkin' Trees - school-wide assembly to engage schools in the MillionTreesNYC initiative and provide students and their familites with action steps on how to get involved.
15 for Trees - 15-minute activities that classes can participate in to learn about trees.
Every Day Is Arbor Day - a how-to-workbook for teachers who are committed to incorporate the concepts of tree planting and stewardship into their classrooms.

GreenApple Corps
GAC School Programs - in-class and outdoor hands-on service learning about trees.

Urban Park Rangers
Natural Classroom - interactive, parks (or field)-based program focusing on the importance of trees in urban areas.

Trees New York
Schools and Trees - interactive environmental literacy program for grades K-12. Special tree planting program for schools.
Young/Junior Citizens Pruners - focuses on environmental literacy and New York City's Urban Forest.

City Parks Foundation
Seeds to Trees - School-and field-based programs for public schools that are aligned with NYC mandated standards.

Council on the Environment of New York City
Training Student Organizers - TSO teaches young people how to become environmental stewards.