Students in states served by Dominion Energy will receive free tree seedlings through Project Plant It!, the environmental education program created by Dominion Energy to teach students about the important role of trees in the ecosystem. Planting trees is a proven way to help reduce carbon dioxide and help the environment. The seedlings will be shipped to participants in time for Arbor Day plantings on April 24, 2020. The program is funded through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
For the first time, this year's program includes a STEM Lesson Plan Contest, designed to showcase educators who are developing creative STEM learning tools to teach students about the science of trees:
"Project Plant It! brings STEM subjects to life for students of all ages and we are excited about inviting educators to share their passion for STEM learning with our program," said Maria Pia Tamburri, senior community engagement director at Dominion Energy. "It is a privilege to support educators with free, high quality resources that promote environmental stewardship and real-world application of science skills."
The Educator Resources page of the Project Plant It! website provides an instructional toolbox that includes an Educator's Guide with 12 lesson plans, three educational online games created for grade levels K-4, 5-8, and 9-12, a Redbud Care Guide, a classroom poster, a participation certificate, a tree reading list, and lots of outdoor learning activities for students to enjoy with their classmates and families.
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Source: Dominion Energy
Date: Jan 24, 2020