School Programs

Engaging K-8 Vermont Children: Planting the Seeds

One of the primary missions of VT UCF is to help introduce young Vermonters to the beauty and wonder of our state’s urban and rural forests. It is our hope that this engagement will spark a lifelong dedication to our trees and will help foster an appreciation for the value they bring to our communities.  We offer a variety of events, educational materials, workshops, and contests designed to nurture students’ interest in forestry, both in a traditional classroom setting and in an outdoor learning environment.

Programs that VT UCF offers include:

  • Arbor Programs including:
    • Growing Works of Art Contest
    • Arbor Day Passport
    • Tree Trading Cards
    • Greening Schools on Arbor Day
  • Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) for the Environment, a partnership with UVM Extension.
  • More programs through partnerships with Vermont Department of Forests, Parks,& Recreation's Conservation Education program.

Resources for Educators:

  • VT Invasives, a sister site of VT UCF, offers excellent resources for invasive species education.
  • Project Learning Tree is a program which trains adults to effectively teach environmental education.
  • Vermont SWEEP is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to promoting environmental education.