Trees Atlanta partners with APS for Earth Day and beyond

For Earth Day, schools joined in on Trees Atlanta’s BeltLine Arboretum Education Program to go green and make their schools greener in the process. Students in environmental clubs from Grady High, Brown Middle, Tech High, Atlanta Charter Middle and KIPP Strive Academy are exploring Atlanta’s environment through many hands-on activities such as school bird counts, live animal programs, garden instillations and forest restoration service projects. This week especially, many of the BeltLine School Partners have joined Trees Atlanta and students to discuss, learn, and improve school grounds.

Many students are using the Atlanta Beltline as a learning laboratory, not just for nature study but for pure enjoyment, too. Students are starting photo-documentation projects to track the development of the BeltLine and all of its living components — like the arboretum. Many native plants are in flower, migrating birds are arriving, vegetables and fruits are growing, and several clean-ups are happening all week along the BeltLine and in neighborhoods.

This Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, join APS and Trees Atlanta at Brown Middle School to continue work on the Brown Middle Wildlife Triangle in West End. This property next to the BeltLine was restored by students last year and trail and grounds improvements are now needed. Support the outdoor classroom movement and help out! Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. For more information please contact Robby Astrove at robby@treesatlanta.org or (404) 681-4901.

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