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National Tree Day 2016

18/07/2016

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day combine to make Australia's biggest community tree-planting and nature care event. Co-ordinated by Planet Ark and proudly sponsored by Toyota, these are special days for all Australians to help out by planting and caring for nature, especially native trees and shrubs to improve the environment in which they live. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3 million people have planted 21 million seedlings!

A special day for Schools

Each year, around 200 000 Australian school students participate in a special National Tree Day event designed just for children - Schools Tree Day!  It's a wonderful opportunity to get kids into nature and instil a love for the great outdoors, as well as teach them the importance of environmental stewardship and taking care of the planet.  There's many ways for schools to get involved, from planting trees, growing veggies, going on bushwalks, or using many of the Planet Ark curriculum-aligned resources. 

 
On Friday the 29th of July, selected Bribie Island State School students from each class will be involved in planting seeds in pots of OSCA’s first load of compost.  Once the seeds are seedlings they will then be planted into the Enrichment Garden as our very first crop of plants/vegetables.  Species planted will include rosella, pawpaw, sunflowers, pigeon pea, lettuce, tomatoes and corn.