Rahn Elementary students will plant 21 trees around the school next week with the help of volunteers and staff from Tree Trust.
Tree Trust is a nonprofit organization that, among other activities, offers environmental education programs to youth. Rahn Elementary received a grant from Tree Trust that allowed the completion of an outdoor learning center, along with help from local businesses, volunteers at staff at Rahn Elementary, according to a District 191 news release.
The trees are well established and will help block traffic noise and contribute to the beautification of school grounds. Students will also receive a hands-on learning experience by planting the trees.
Trained volunteers will ensure students plant the trees properly as they lead them through the entire process of planting a tree.