TREES: Inside and Out

Math & Science

Trees are all around us. We enjoy the shade they provide on hot summer days, the shelter they give us when the rains come, and we benefit from all that they produce: oxygen, lumber, paper, fruit, and nuts. But how much do our students really know about trees? This course provides ideas to energize teachers and motivate students. You will focus on tree identification, uses of trees, and dozens of lesson ideas that can be adapted for teachers of grades K-12 to integrate with writing, literature, math, science, art and social studies curriculum to provide real life learning experiences for students.

You will begin by learning fun and effective ways to identify the trees around your school and in the neighborhood surrounding your school. You will also learn more about native Northwest trees and their uses. Then, you’ll be presented with lesson ideas that can take place inside the classroom or outside, and you may include visits from guest speakers, or field trips to local parks, forests or natural areas.

This class is applicable to teachers of students in Grades K-12, and the strategies and lesson ideas included can be implemented in any community.

The Co-Instructor for this course is Christopher Naze, M.Ed.




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$35 additional fee is for materials: a 200 page handbook of lesson ideas and information, and the course text, 'Trees to Know In Oregon.' Please pay this amount by check directly to the instructor, after registration. Peter Chausse, PO Box 3043, Gresham, OR.97030. Please include your name, address, phone and email.

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