Tree Campus K-12 is a sister program to the Tree Campus USA, Tree City USA, and Tree Line USA programs and is administered by the Arbor Day Foundation. The program "inspires collaboration between schools, students, and communities to facilitate experiences with trees as a learning tool. The program encourages schools and educators to create purposeful opportunities for students to interact with trees by offering resources as well as a framework for becoming recognized and celebrating their efforts with their community."
Requirements for Tree Campus K–12 Recognition
- Tree Campus Team: representation from staff, students, and community.
- Education Plan: conduct activities that connect students to trees and their global benefits, inside or outside of the classroom.
- Hands-on Experience: engage students in a project that brings the school’s tree spirit to the community.
- Arbor Day Observance: hold a celebration of trees within the school or the community.