Arbor Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations

April 24, 2020

Most of us could use something positive to focus on right now. Arbor Day 2020 is going to look different across America, but the spirit of the day is still strong. Getting out into nature and focusing on the future can bring hope and joy during the long days of social distancing. Most volunteer and planting opportunities have been postponed, but there are still lots of ways to celebrate trees.

Celebrate with the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation has alternative celebration ideas and an entire website and campaign to Celebrate Arbor Day at Home.

Plant a tree in your own backyard

The Arbor Day Foundation has lessons on how to plant your tree and you can get 10 free trees here.

“Get out of the house” on a virtual field trip

Click on the images below to travel to forests all over the world.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Avatar Mountain), China
Take a virtual walk through a forest in Finland and learn about the trees and sustainability practices in place.
Take 8 Ranger led walks through The Redwoods
Visit two stunning provinces in China, Sichuan and Yunnan, where you will explore majestic forests, towering mountains, and other iconic landscapes.

Make a project or craft celebrating trees

Many of us have spare time on our hands and now is a great time to bring some nature into your home. There are a million ideas for projects perfect for kids and adults. Click on the images below to get more information about each one.

No matter how you decide to celebrate, be sure to share on social media with the hashtag #arbordayathome so we can all inspire each other AND  The Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree on your behalf in one of our nation’s forests…up to 50,000 trees!
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