FoodPrints Curriculum

Tree Conservation


Conservation & Social Justice

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:



Spring / April


The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about conservation, specifically tree conservation, and practice ways they can participate in conservation efforts. Through a read aloud, students will learn how to protect and appreciate the trees in our natural world. They will make seed paper by recycling old newspaper, create art from recycled items, and prepare a recipe using recycled edible plant parts. This lesson supports the DCPS ELA Kindergarten Unit Conservation.

Big Idea

We can care for Earth by protecting trees and conserving paper.

Guiding Questions

How can we conserve Earth’s resources? 

Why is recycling important to conservation?