TREES AROUND US
MEETING THE NEIGHBOURS
T|HE EXPLORE CHALLENGES
4 challenges during which you will research, measure, make models and look for relationships
TREES AND MICROCLIMATE
TREES AND CARBON
TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE
THE WILD CITY
PROTECT THE TREES
The EXPERIENCE CHALLENGES
Stop among the trees and try to guess their age, name, and what they have seen, felt, or experienced
Play among the trees! These gentle green giants can save you
Compare the body of a tree with your own body by constructing models
MY LIFE AS A TREE
Experience the story of a tree first hand
Reading outside among the trees is different, give it a try
MY NEIGHBOUR, THE TREE
Get to know your tree with your hands. Find it with your eyes.
EYES AND EARS AMIDST THE TREES
Discover what you can see and hear in the world of trees
FRAGRANCE AMONG THE TREES
Wake up your nose
A PICNIC AMONG THE TREES
Food tastes best outside
How nice is it to hug a tree? Test it!
SOIL TREE PICTURES
What paints and paint brushes can you find in nature and how do you paint with them?
Let trees come to life and ask them how they are
Become a tree designer
Learn to calm down and connect with a natural network
Make and give a tree gift made of natural materials
Experience a bit of playful adrenaline among the trees
Time spent between trees fosters new stories and realities
STORIES FROM THE BRANCHES
How would I see a tree if I were a…
THE JUNGLE JOURNEY
Travel to the impenetrable wilderness equipped
only with a carabiner
SILENCE UNDER THE TREE
You will merge with nature only
when you are alone
and for a long enough time
this May we have celebrated
International School Grounds Month
Theme of 2022
My neighbour, the tree
Three ex-challenges are awaiting you
20 challenges that will make you FALL IN LOVE WITH TREES
- you will observe, climb through, experience and fall in love with trees
- you will get to know your tree neighbours up close
- not only for kindergarten and lower elementary school levels
4 challenges in which you will RESEARCH AND MEASURE
- you will find out how much carbon a tree retains
- you will discover how trees affect microclimates
- research challenges for upper elementary level
2 challenges that will
- for everyone who is not afraid to change the world
- you will plant trees
- you will prevent needless felling of trees
START WITH A WHY
Why go outside?
Studies have shown that one in two children in the Czech Republic spends less than one hour a day outside. Other studies have shown that outdoor learning and play encourages healthy development in children, improves health and immunity, improves educational results, increases attention and deepens the relationships to places and between children.
Go out with your children to get into a better mood, recharge your batteries and support natural learning.
WHY A MONTH?
A day outside is a mere jaunt but a month outside can effect change. The International School Grounds Month is an international event which draws whole schools, classes, clubs, families and individuals outside every year. Thousands of schools around the world move outside as often as possible. Not only into their school grounds but also parks, playgrounds, or even just school yards.
Accept our invitation and open your door into the green, interactive classrooms around you.
We take them for granted and often only notice them when they have disappeared. They are beautiful, majestic, green, soothing, nice to play under, they smell good, they are homes to many animals, and some give us fruits or nuts. You can sit with them and create a mini green oasis for yourself. Trees greatly affect the climate and as such can help us mitigate the effects of manmade climate change.
Trees are precious neighbours we might not know that much about. We want to change that.
This year content is available in two languages. Share and invite more children and adults outside to celebrate International School Grounds Month and, more importantly, experience a soothing and enriching time outside among trees.
SCHOOL GROUNDS MONTH IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
WE WANT TO GET CHILDREN OUT
We can help you on the way out too
© Lessons in Grass 2022