Arbor Day

Tree Day

National Tree Day or Arbor Day is usually celebrated in the beginning of spring, but the date may vary from country to country, according to the climate and the planting seasons. In Australia, for instance, Arbor Day is celebrated on July 28, in South Africa in the first week of July, and in the United States on the last Friday of April. In the UK, Arbor Day is in November.

In Brazil Arbor Day is celebrated on September 21, announcing the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, which is on September 23. Schools promote different events to develop students' awareness of environmental issues, such as global warming, deforestation and renewable energy.

Besides planting trees or making seedling pots with your students, how about inspiring some creativity in them too? Check out the activities for celebrating this date:

 

Very Young Learners (4 to 8 year-olds):

 

- Notes to teachers

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Young Learners (9 to 12 year-olds):

 

- Notes to teachers

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Teens:

 

- Notes to teachers

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