Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
A hands-on learning opportunity for youth of all ages!
A Learning Landscape is a neighborhood arboretum planted at a school by school children. The collection of trees is identified and mapped so students and neighbors can learn about them as they grow. Developing a school arboretum will give your students a hands-on learning opportunity that will stay with them for years. In addition to the environmental and aesthetic benefits of trees, students will have opportunities to learn about:
Students will connect to their school by improving the school grounds. In addition to watering and pruning, students will also be able to participate in ongoing projects as citizen scientists. For example, measuring growth rate can help to determine climate change's effects on Portland's trees. Students can design maps and signs for the trees, helping the neighborhood learn more about the arboretum.
PP&R staff members are available to:
In order to plan a new Learning Landscape, the interested school needs to provide:
Karl Dawson, Urban Forestry Education & Outreach Coordinator
Portland Parks & Recreation
City Nature Urban Forestry