National Tree Day 2019
National Tree Day started has grown into Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. It’s a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to the community.
Proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. Since National Tree Day started in 1996, more than 4 million people have planted over 24 million trees and plants and it’s still growing. National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day combine to make Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature care event.
When is National Tree Day?
- Schools Tree Day is on Friday 26 July 2019
- National Tree Day is on Sunday 28 July 2019
How to get involved?
Check out the hundreds of community planting events taking place around Australia, such as The Holdfast Bay event here. Enter your postcode on the Planet Ark website here to see what’s happening in your neighbourhood. Each Tree Day event will have its own page with more details. Whether planting at a local park, garden, reserve, bushland or foreshore area, there’s lots of ways for you to do your part.
Schools National Tree Day:
Each year, around 3,000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day. Students nationwide have learnt how to dig in for the environment and have fun getting grubby planting over 470,000 native seedlings, trees, shrubs, edibles and flowers. More than 2,800 other nature-care activities were registered (projects such as bushwalks or classroom lessons).
Schools Tree Day can mark the beginning of a long-term environmental program, and is a reminder of the importance of nature in our daily lives and is a call-to-action for educators to introduce nature-care activities, outdoor learning, and fun, healthy environmental programs into the day-to-day experience of our children to help them grow.
Schools Tree Day 2019 will be held on Friday 26 July, although events can be held at any time during the year. Events are generally held on school grounds during a school day. It could be practical planting or nature care projects in the school playground or lessons and activities in the classroom.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Planet Ark Tree Day website.
What: National Tree Day 2019
When: Schools – Friday 26 July 2019 | Everywhere – Sunday 28 July 2019
Where: Australia wide
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: National Tree Day Facebook
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