Educational Programs

TreeKeepers

This spring our TreeKeepers program is trying something new! We are offering 2 separate options, one for those with daytime availability, the other for evenings. Both groups will begin by watching our first 2 pre-recorded TreeKeepers sessions on our YouTube page over the course of 2 weeks, after which we will meet for a one-hour virtual Q&A session (one daytime, one evening). Students will then watch the next 2 sessions on YouTube and gather for another virtual Q&A. After the final 2 YouTube sessions, students will gather in person for an outdoor field session (again, either daytime or evening. By this point the weather will be warming up and we’ll have plenty of daylight!)

Each week you will receive an email with some thoughts and tips for how you can help integrate what the sessions have covered. Questions for the Q&A can be pre-submitted as they come to you through a Google form you will have access to.

We’re hopeful that this approach will provide better instruction and guidance for our students by giving you more opportunities to discuss the material in depth.

Please select either the daytime or evening option:

Daytime Options 

March 1 – 11: Review recorded session 1 & 2 on your own time.

March 14 at 1pm: Live Virtual Q&A

March 14 – 24: Review recorded session 3 & 4 on your own time.

March 28 at 1pm: Live Virtual Q&A

April 1 – 8: Review recorded sessions 5 & 6 on your own time.

April 14 at 1pm: IN PERSON Field Session

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After Hours Option

March 1 – 11: Review recorded session 1 & 2 on your own time.

March 15 at 6pm: Live Virtual Q&A

March 14 – 24: Review recorded session 3 & 4 on your own time.

March 29 at 6pm: Live Virtual Q&A

April 1 – 8: Review recorded sessions 5 & 6 on your own time.

April 21 at 5pm: IN PERSON Field Session

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Previous participants may log their hours here

Tree Camp

Students will learn basic tree biology and identification as well as the relationship between trees and birds, pollinators, fungus, soil, and water through nature arts, crafts, games, and more. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Dates: August 1-5, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park
Address: 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road St. Louis, MO
Cost: $100 / $50.00
Ages: 5th & 6th Grade

Campers will have learn about relationships between trees and living organisms, taking tree measurements, and learning how to take care of and identify trees. The cost for Tree Camp is $100. Thanks to our generous supporters, subsidized registrations are available for $50.

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Please email info@moreleaf.org for more information or call 314-533-5323.

Other Educational Opportunities

Aside from TreeKeepers, Forest ReLeaf’s forester also teaches various courses throughout the year through St. Louis Community College and Missouri Botanical Garden.

Course subjects include:

    • Tree ID
    • Small Native Trees & Shrubs
    • Forest Soils


    • Forest Ecology
    • Overview of Oaks

Classes and schedule vary each year and season and are announced via email when scheduled.

Resources for Teachers

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri’s program, The Missouri Forestkeepers Network, provides free lesson plans for teachers wishing to incorporate tree education in their curriculum. The program provides straightforward opportunities for students at all grade levels to become involved in data collection, identifying Missouri trees, data analysis, and report writing.

Course subjects include:

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