Introducing Tree Guardians, a new two-week middle school unit designed by The Learning Partnership, creators of Journey to El Yunque, in collaboration with The Morton Arboretum Education team.
The Tree Guardians program is based on research conducted by The Morton Arboretum’s forest ecology research group. Watercolor illustrations by Robert Casilla, a renowned Puerto Rican children’s book illustrator and artist, bring the wonders of our forests to life. All activities and content are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, providing a comprehensive and engaging curriculum unit for students.
This workshop is designed for educators teaching students in grades 6 through 8, and it provides guidance on implementing the program. Students will investigate why oak trees may be shifting away from the dominant forest species in our region. Through exploring different management strategies, students will gain a deeper understanding of how we can work to restore oak trees in the future.
This workshop offers hands-on activities and opportunities for teachers to connect with other educators, making it a must-attend event for those looking to inspire and educate the next generation.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructor: The Learning Partnership
Continuing Education: 6 CPDH (Continuing Professional Development Hours) are provided. Teachers must provide their EIN number at the time of the workshop to receive the evidence of completion.
Age: Educators for grades 6 to 8
Course number: T109