Today is Arbor Day! Or more specifically, it’s National Arbor Day, since there are many other state Arbor Days across the U.S. (and even around the world). That makes this a great weekend to go out with your students and plant a tree — or maybe at least hug one. 😊🌳😊
Arbor Day began in the United States in Nebraska in 1872, and it’s now celebrated each year on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day is a day for planting and appreciating trees, and each year around Arbor Day the Arbor Day Foundation (arborday.org) provides millions of trees, ready for planting, to cities and towns, schools and colleges, and citizens across the country.
Why not bookmark and browse the many resources available from the Arbor Day Foundation and see how you can incorporate them into your own homeschooling activities. Here are some of the things happening near you this Arbor Day:
You can also learn more about tree-planter extraordinaire J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska and the history of Arbor Day in the United States:
- ➢ The History of Arbor Day (a great little read-aloud page)
And here are some fun educational resources, including printable activity sheets that are perfect for homeschoolers, from the Arbor Day Foundation:
What delightful dendrological discoveries, deciduous and coniferous, have you made in your homeschool this spring? 😊🌳
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