Seattle’s urban forests provide the ultimate outdoor classrooms.
Outdoors, students apply concepts and theory learned at school while making a tangible and measurable impact in their neighborhood parks. The Green Seattle Partnership offers two programs for educators and youth: The Urban Forestry Project and Forestry U.
Urban Forestry Project
Are you a Seattle school teacher interested in integrating forest restoration into your classroom this school year?
Learning through Stewardship – The Green Seattle Partnership’s Urban Forestry Project is an hands-on forest stewardship-focused academic and skill development curriculum for K-12 students. It bridges the systems thinking and sense of inquiry fostered in the classroom with an opportunity for real world application in the urban forest.
Academic Standards – In order to maximize learning benefits and school involvement, the Urban Forestry Project curriculum aligns with the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements and the Grade Level Expectations used in Seattle Public Schools.
Professional Development – Educators who participate in the Urban Forest Project will be trained in field and classroom curriculum that will guide students’ forest restoration activities park near their school.
Are you a Forest Steward, teacher, youth program coordinator, or parent interested in hands-on activities designed to help youth learn about urban forests?
Forestry U provides youth, youth workers and educators premium access to an unforgettable learning experience. It is more than a field trip to the park, it is a great opportunity to help youth make a lasting connection to nature. These easy-to-use activities will help you guide youth through a fun and educational exploration of natural spaces in their neighborhood.