TreePeople is meeting the need of our parents and educators at this time when schools are closed, and students are learning online at home. We are launching an environmental education virtual program for parents and community members that will be launched soon.
Through our Generation Earth program, we are now offering hands-on support for middle and high school educators and students! Our youth leadership coordinators can conduct virtual classrooms on the following topics:
Recycling – An interactive activity that encourages students to identify different waste materials in their home and differentiate what is recyclable.
Composting – A virtual workshop that focuses on how students can compost at home, school and in their community.
Native Plants – A virtual presentation that focuses on why native plants are an essential part of conserving water and restoring a healthy ecosystem in LA County. This interactive presentation familiarizes students with solutions to environmental problems in LA County.
Water Pollution and Prevention – A virtual presentation that explores water pollution and prevention in LA County. Students will learn about water pollution and carrying out water-related projects at home, on their campus and in their community.
Waste in the Fashion Industry – A virtual presentation that explores waste reduction in the fashion industry. Students will learn the difference between synthetic and natural fibers as well as the impact each has on the environment. Students will also be inspired to host community drives and textile recycling events on their campus or in their community.
TreePeople offers hands-on professional development trainings and technical workshops that are designed for the school community to help you get started and with the right amount of know-how and support.
Learn the ins-and-outs of environmental service learning. In addition to program materials covered on the day of the training, our experienced staff will work with you to utilize one of our Project Toolkits below to complete an environmental service learning project on your school campus, as well as curriculum guidance. See the next available training date.
Middle and High School Teachers
The Generation Earth Program provides environmental service learning trainings throughout Los Angeles County. Learn how to create a service learning project with your students to solve waste, stormwater, and sustainability problems on campus or in your local community. Participating teachers receive free resources and a free bus for a project related field trip.
Students, teachers, parents, environmental clubs and other school groups are invited to take environmental action through the use of our Project Toolkits. These include guidelines for learning, assessing, completing and maintaining the project. Choose from the following:
Teachers: Get the guidance, tools and hands-on steps to lead your students in environmental projects on campus, including how-to navigate the school district requirements and links to CA State curriculum standards. It’s a great opportunity to incorporate outdoor classroom sessions into your teaching curriculum.
School Greening Workshop
Learn what it takes to complete a tree planting, tree care project, or native plant garden on your school campus.
Eco-tour Field Trips at TreePeople
TreePeople’s Eco-tours invite elementary, middle and high school students and teachers on guided adventures through TreePeople’s headquarters at 45-acre Coldwater Canyon Park. Learn more.
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project supported by the California Department of Education, Environmental Education Program in collaboration with state, regional and local partners. The CREEC Network is the best source for Environmental Education resources in California. Its expansive communication network provides educators with access to high-quality educational resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students.
In Los Angeles, CREEC is housed and supported by TreePeople. Visit the CREEC website for more information. Click on “Find Your Region” on the main CREEC site to locate resources specific to the County of Los Angeles (Region 11).