We love work­ing with youth! Whether the pro­grams are in schools, at your library or com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter, or at our 5‑acre cam­pus on the Alleghe­ny Riv­er, we have some­thing for every­one. We believe that edu­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of urban foresters is a vital part of our mis­sion to grow and pro­tect the urban forest.

In addi­tion to the pro­grams list­ed below, we are pleased to part­ner with the City of Pitts­burgh Park Rangers to imple­ment the Explor­ers Guide and Pro­gram.

Be sure to check out Mr. Joe’s videos on our Vimeo page!

Schools and Teachers

Our Edu­ca­tion team is avail­able for spe­cial class­room pro­grams and vis­its. No mat­ter the age of your stu­dents, we can adapt our pro­gram­ming to suit your needs. If you don’t have green space near­by, no prob­lem! Our indoor pro­gram­ming is just as engaging.

We can also pro­vide your class­room with one of our Urban Forestry Toolk­its, which are stocked with activ­i­ties for your stu­dents to explore some self-direct­ed learning.

If you’re inter­est­ed in plant­i­ng trees with your stu­dents, check out our One Tree Per Child Pitts­burgh program.

Library Programs

We love trav­el­ing to libraries! Our edu­ca­tion staff is avail­able for in-per­son vis­its, book rec­om­men­da­tions, and more.

To inquire about our library pro­grams, email Maeve Raf­fer­ty at maeve(at)treepittsburgh.org.

Community Groups

Youth groups, Scouts, and oth­er com­mu­ni­ty groups are per­fect can­di­dates for our youth edu­ca­tion pro­grams! Sim­i­lar to our school pro­gram­ming, we can offer in-per­son instruc­tion where your group meets, or we can wel­come you onto our cam­pus in upper Lawrenceville to learn about our learn­ing land­scape, Her­itage Nurs­ery, and refor­esta­tion efforts along the Alleghe­ny River.

We are avail­able for pro­vid­ing instruc­tion for badges as well as gen­er­al education.

Special Events

Through­out the year, we orga­nize spe­cial events for fam­i­lies and chil­dren of all ages. The pro­gram­ming changes every year, but past events have includ­ed a read­ing with Chic­ka Chic­ka Boom Boom author John Archam­bault, Trick or Trees, and acorn col­lect­ing at Flagstaff Hill.

Look­ing for some sum­mer­time edu­ca­tion? Check out our STEAM Out­side Camp @ Tree Pitts­burgh. For one week, youth in grades 4–6 vis­it our cam­pus and learn about the urban for­est and nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment through a STEAM lens.

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