Michigan Arbor Day Celebration
Celebrating the Beauty and Importance of Trees

Teacher application period for our 2019 Arbor Day Celebration has closed! 

Join us April 26, 2019 to celebrate Arbor Day!

We hope you got a chance to enjoy last years Arbor Day on April 27,2018. We are busy planning and preparing for the 2019 State Arbor Day Celebration at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI!  Roughly 1,000 second and third graders from the mid-Michigan area are expected to attend! Students rotate among hands-on natural resources activity stations and spend the entire day outside celebrating Arbor Day! The event will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm.



Invitation to Attend Arbor Day

If you are a second or third grade teacher in Mid Michigan, the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) invites you to register for the opportunity to attend this year's State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing!  Invitations will be officially mailed to schools in November, but if you feel your school is not on our mailing list feel free to fill out and mail the Registration Form below.  Also, be sure to contact us at miarborday@gmail.com so we can be sure you're on our list for next year.

The annual Arbor Day celebration has four hands-on rotations in the morning, then you have time for your brown-sack lunch followed by the noon ceremony. During the lunch time celebration, there will be singing, dancing, recognition of our VIPs, city/county/state proclamations, and one lucky class will be chosen to help with the grand tree planting! After lunch, your class will enjoy free time in the Potter Park Zoo. (The other half of the classes will tour the zoo first, have lunch, and go through the rotations after the noon celebration.)

This all day field trip will take place outdoors, rain or shine, so come dressed for the worst and hope for the best!

Note:  Due to the limited capacity of this event, not all registered schools will be able to attend.  Schools are selected by a random drawing. If you are selected, please carpool as parking is limited.

2019 Invite Letter

2019 Classroom Registration

Invitation to Present/Volunteer at Arbor Day

Whether you are looking for volunteer hours, or you just want to give back to your community, Arbor Day is the place to do it! Each year we invite 48 classes of 2nd and 3rd graders from the Mid-Michigan area to attend an all day field trip learning about trees, forests, nature, and the like. Presenters are needed to give a 15-20 minute presentation four times in the morning, take a break for lunch (provided for you!) and then resume and give the same presentation to four new classes for the afternoon rotation. If you want to present, but don't have a topic, contact the MADA Coordinator and we can give you ideas and/or pre-made programs! Volunteers are needed to help direct traffic, carrying student lunches to the pavilion, manage the check-in stations, monitor the noon celebration, and general set up and tear down. Please fill out a form below and send it to miarborday@gmail.com to save your spot!

2019 Presenter Form

2019 Volunteer Form


We couldn't have celebrated last years Arbor Day without help from many outstanding organizations and our volunteers! Michigan Arbor Day Alliance would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported us in 2018!!!


2018 Presenters: Arboriculture Society of Michigan, Clinton Conservation District, Clinton Trails Forestry Consultant, Consumers Energy, DNR Wildlife Division, Eaton Parks and Recreation, General Motors, Gratiot Conservation District, Harris Nature Center, Huron Pines AmeriCorps Ingham Conservation District, Ionia Conservation District, ITC Holding Corp, Jackson Conservation District, Lansing Parks and Recreation, Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, MSU Extension, MSU Federal Credit Union, MSU Forestry Club, MUCC, Potter Park Zoo, USDA APHIS, Woldumar Nature Center.


2018 Sponsors: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Arboriculture Society of Michigan,  Community Emergency Response Team, Consumers Energy, Cottage Gardens, Eaton Conservation District, Forestry Public Service of Lansing, ITC, Lansing Board of Water and Light, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Humanities Council, Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, MSU Federal Credit Union, Potter Park Zoo, Wheels to Woods Program, and Williams Farm Machinery.




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