By Karla Vazquez
Trees Atlanta is expanding its youth and adult education programming designed to provide opportunities for everyone to learn proper techniques for planting and caring for trees, while becoming better stewards for the urban forest. Each program stands alone, but all serve a common goal: giving members of the community the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully restore and maintain the precious natural resources that are essential to our quality of life.
Trees Atlanta is, of course, eager to share the love of trees with the next generation and is excited to expand the 2015 Junior TreeKeepers Summer Camp at the new Trees Atlanta TreeHouse. The Junior TreeKeepers summer camp provides five days each session of interactive and hands-on activities in environmental science, as well as field trips to local attractions such as Fernbank Forest, a 200-year-old forest, the Atlanta BeltLine, and Atlanta Botanical Garden. Each week-long session costs $250, and scholarships are available. Enrollment is open, and middle and elementary school students are encouraged to apply now at www.treesatlanta.org.
Trees Atlanta needs help sharing its story and is seeking the first group of energetic public speakers to complete training to lead presentations in the community about Trees Atlanta. Volunteers are needed to present already-prepared presentations approximately 30-45 minutes in length and answer questions from the audience. Preliminary interviews will take place prior to the start of training. Training will be held over two 3-hour sessions. It will include classroom instruction, review of presentation, practice, and presentation critiques. Visit www.treesatlanta.org for training information.
New Educational Opportunities by Trees Atlanta
By Karla Vazquez