Urban Trees

Theme: 
Air, Natural Systems, Water
Grade: 
6, 7, 8
Essential questions
How do trees benefit humans and the environment?
What threats do trees face?
What can people do to protect and promote trees in their community?

Students will learn about how trees are an essential part of our lives with a focus on the role they play in urban areas, including energy considerations. They will consider threats posed to trees, including non-native insects, domestic animal waste, and erosion. Students then evaluate the potential impact of local tree conservation efforts and design a plan for their community.

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