Nature Works Everywhere: Urban Trees

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Description: The focus of this lesson plan is on individual trees or small park groupings of trees in urban environments and looks at their benefits, including shade, their ability to block wind, and the processes of carbon dioxide absorption and oxygen production. The lesson also explains the importance of forestland conservation in urban areas areas and the benefits they provide presently and to future generations. Lesson plan goals include: teaching students how tree benefit humans and the resources they provide and identifying tree and forest threats in various settings.
Author/Producer: The Nature Conservancy
Topic Areas Covered: Urban forests, climate change, trees, ecology, forest conservation, invasive species, erosion, water, energy
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
For Grade Levels: 6-8
Publication Date: 2012
Length: 9 pages
Cost: Free
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Author/Producer Contact: The Nature Conservancy
Address: 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 841-5300

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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