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Arbor Day Passport

 

Celebrate Vermont’s Arbor Day by completing Arbor Day Passport projects!

 

 

Download the full Arbor Day Passport Workbook- pdf

 

How the Arbor Day Passport Works
There are 23 different projects. Each project’s degree of difficulty is described in the following chart as Seedlings (kindergarten, grades 1 and 2), Saplings (grades 3, 4 and 5) and/or Trees (grades 6, 7 and 8). However, all projects can be adjusted to accommodate varying degrees of difficulty. Feel free to adapt activities to meet your needs, including, for example, helping students complete the activities, organizing group activities or reading to younger students who can’t read for themselves.

A ‘Certificate of Achievement’ is provided to help you celebrate your students accomplishments.

Combine activities with Tree Trading Cards

Passport Activities

There are 23 different projects. Each project’s degree of difficulty is described in the following chart as Seedlings (kindergarten, grades 1 and 2), Saplings (grades 3, 4 and 5) and/or Trees (grades 6, 7 and 8). However, all projects can be adjusted to accommodate varying degrees of difficulty. Feel free to adapt activities to meet your needs, including, for example, helping students complete the activities, organizing group activities or reading to younger students who can’t read for themselves.

 

Titles of activities are linked to the PDF documents.

Activity:
Seedling Sapling Tree
Arbor Day x x x
Write a Tree Story x x x
Read a Tree Story x x x
Giants of the Forest     x
Parts of a Tree x x  
Made of Trees   x x
Tree Inspiration   x x
Nature Notes   x  
Take a Closer Look x x x
Tree Observation Hunt   x  
Wood Product Scavenger Hunt     x
Sugaring     x
Photosynthesis     x
Invasive Essay   x x
Emerald Ash Borer Word Scramble   x x
Emerald Ash Borer Coloring x x  
Puzzled Over Vermont   x x
Mulch: A Tree's Best Friend   x x
Tree Drawings x x  
Tree Word Search   x x
Tree Environmental Impact     x
Tree Rings   x x
Trees are Habitats x x x

 

 

Certificate of Achievement

Download the 'Certificate of Achievement' to celebrate your students work.

Combine Activities with Tree Trading Cards

Combine the Passport Workbook Projects with the Trading Cards that were designed and developed through last year’s ‘Growing Works of Art’ contest. The 2012 Trading Cards come with six cards to a set. You can give them out as a prize after they complete a certain number of projects or give them out individually as they complete projects and encourage collecting the whole set.

Request sets of the 2012 Tree Trading Cards or contact Wendy Richardson at 802-241-3678 or wendy.richardson@state.vt.us with the number of sets needed.

Vital Standards and Grade Expectations Reached:

 

Vital Results Standards (Kindergarten - Grades 8)

Reading:
Reading Strategies 1.1 (a, b, c, g, o)
Writing:
Writing conventions 1.6 (a, aa)
Narratives 1.9 (a, b, c, d, f)

Information Literacy:
Research 1.19 (a, b, c, f)
Poetry 1.23 (a, b, c, e)

Change:
Continuity and Change 4.5 (a, b)
Understanding Place 4.6 (a, b, c)

 

Fields of Knowledge Standards (Kindergarten - Grade 8)

Mathematical Understanding:
Arithmetic, Number and Operational Concepts 7.6 (a, aa, bb, g, h)
Applications 7.10 (a, b, c, d, cc)

Design and Technology:
Natural Resources 7.16 (a, b, c, bb, cc)

 

Arbor Day Program Components:

 

 

Arbor Day Program Coordinator

Danielle Fitzko

802.598.9992

danielle.fitzko@state.vt.us

 

Special thank you to our tree partners who continue to offer assistance in helping us provide our Arbor Day programs each Spring.

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