'Our Planet, Our Choice'
or
'Ár bPláinéid, Ár Rogha'
Tetra Pak Tree Day - October 5th 2017
Lá na gCrann 2017 – 5ú Deireadh Fómhair


Tetra Pak Tree Day is organised each year by the Tree Council of Ireland with the support of its members and the Green Schools and has been sponsored for twenty years by Tetra Pak, in association with Avonmore School Milk.

On Tetra Pak Tree Day schools around the country are invited to spend the day learning about trees and being outside enjoying their natural environment and the planet we all live on.

The theme this year is: "Our Planet, Our Choice - Ár bPláinéid, Ár Rogha." On Tetra Pak Tree Day schools take part in guided tree and woodland walks at various locations throughout the country. It's an opportunity for children, teachers and parents to connect directly with trees, nature and the outdoors. One of the main aims of Tetra Pak Tree Day is to educate primary school children about the importance of natural resources including trees and forests in their everyday lives.

Schools can benefit from a guided woodland walk at various locations and these walks are organised in association with Coillte, the OPW, Dublin local authorities, County Councils and the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Each year a different native tree is highlighted on Tetra Pak Tree Day and this year it is the turn of the Oak tree. To find out where the walks will be held log onto www.treecouncil.ie/tree-day/. For the most up to date list of Woodland Walks, check out the Facebook page of Tree Council of Ireland at (https://www.facebook.com/treecouncilofireland/ ).

To support Tetra Pak Tree Day, the Tree Council has developed www.treeday.ie, a website dedicated to the study of trees. This website contains a comprehensive resource pack free for use by teachers which is complimentary to the primary school science syllabus. This resource pack is available in both Irish and English.

Over the years, teachers have been enormously co-operative and enthusiastic about Tetra Pak Tree Day. We look forward to another Tetra Pak Tree Day with similar enthusiasm and commitment.
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