Every year, Dakota Electric brings an environmental science element to the curriculum of an area school by sponsoring the Tree Trust Learning with Trees program.
The Learning with Trees program creates outdoor learning areas on the school property. Each school forms a Green Team of teachers, staff and parents to do a landscape plan, and students gain hands-on experience with the natural world when they plant trees together and watch them grow.
The Learning with Trees program is designed to set up schools with comprehensive, sustainable outdoor classrooms that transform school grounds into living laboratories for experiential learning.
The plan becomes a reality during an all-school event where students dig holes, plant trees, mulch and water the new plantings and celebrate their school’s commitment to the environment.