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Arbor Day Lesson

by www.elcivics.com

Arbor Day is on the last Friday in April. In 2013, it is on Friday, April 26. On Arbor Day, people plant trees, recycle newspapers, donate money to environmental groups, hike, sign petitions, and teach others about the importance of trees and forests. School children read books about trees, complete holiday art projects, and go on field trips. Arbor Day was started by J. Sterling Morton in 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It has increased in popularity and now many cities celebrate Arbor Day by having tree planting ceremonies. (3 pages)

Calendar Shows Arbor Day

Arbor Day

  • Arbor Day is on the last Friday in April.


  • In 2013, it is on April 26.


  • Arbor Day is celebrated on different days in various countries.

 

Children Planting a Tree for Arbor Day

Arbor Day Activities

  • On Arbor Day, people plant trees, donate money to organizations that preserve forests, sign petitions, recycle newspapers, and educate others about the importance of trees.


  • Many people take a hike in the forest or walk through a park.

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