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Environmental Education

GreenApple Corps members work with public and private schools to provide environmental education to kindergarten–5th graders in communities that don't have immediate access to parks or natural areas. Corps members develop relationships with classes at partnership schools, visiting frequently to teach lessons as part of the Stewards of Tomorrow program. This program aims to provide students with a greater overall sense of how to become environmental stewards. It is divided into four categories: personal health, environmental health, biodiversity, and botany. The Stewards of Tomorrow program ends with each class participating in a service project, which allows students to utilize what they have learned to make a positive environmental impact in their neighborhood.

Adult digging with two kids

The Environmental Education section of the program also overlaps with the Urban Forestry section for an exciting set of Street Tree Stewardship lessons. These lessons send members to schools in high–need neighborhoods, where they educate students about the importance of street trees and bring them outside for hands–on experience working with the trees in their neighborhoods.

Both the Stewards of Tomorrow and Street Tree Stewardship programs give Corps members an amazing opportunity to pass their skills and knowledge on to the next generation of environmentalists.