Montana School ReLeaf Project
The Montana School ReLeaf Project has three primary goals: to increase awareness of urban forestry in Montana schools; to certify schools that support sustainable urban "greenscapes" on school grounds; and to teach students to be good stewards of the land.
After a school has been recognized as a ReLeaf School for one year, the school is eligible to apply for a $200 grant to use for purchase of educational materials, a learning activity, or a tree planting. Download your 2016 grant application under the Application Support in the right column of this page.
Schools must meet 3 standards to gain status as a ReLeaf School:
Perform an educational activity to raise awareness about trees and their role in our local environments
- Utilize existing tree-base curriculum
- Project-based experiences - involve guest speakers, community service, field trip, etc.
Adopt a basic tree plan for school grounds
leaf Once created the plan may remain intact and unchanged, or be reviewed/updated annually
Celebrate Arbor Day
- Recognize Arbor Day in Montana through a tree planting, ceremony, or school event.
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