Michigan Arbor Day Celebration
Celebrating the Beauty and Importance of Trees


26th Annual State Arbor Day Celebration took place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Potter Park Zoo

Roughly 1,000 students from 17 schools in Mid-Michigan, along with their teachers and chaperones, attended the all day event at Potter Park Zoo! Students rotated through fun hands on educational stations for part of the day and went to the zoo for the other half. Students learned about the importance of trees, nature and the like and what they can do to make a difference for the environment.


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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

We couldn't have celebrated 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 at our 2019 Arbor Day Celebration!!!


2019 Presenters: Harris Nature Center, Huron Pines AmeriCorp Traverse City,  Jackson Conservation District, JLW CISMA, MSU Extension, Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, Burke Lake Banding Station, Potter Park Zoo, Woldumar Nature Center, MSU Department of Entomology, Huron Pines AmeriCorp Lansing DNR, Mid-Michigan CISMA, Eaton County Parks and Recreation, Camp Newaygo, MSUFCU, Arboriculture Society of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Wood Workers Guild, Michigan United Conservation Club (MUCC), Clinton Trail Forestry Consultant, AmeriCorps (MUCC),  General Motors Lansing and Capital Area Audubon Society. EntEn 


2019 Sponsors: Arboriculture Society of Michigan,  Community Emergency Response Team, Consumers Energy, Eaton Conservation District, Forestry Public Service of Lansing, ITC, Lansing Board of Water and Light, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, MSU Federal Credit Union, Potter Park Zoo, Wheels to Woods Program, and Williams Farm Machinery.


2019 Partners and Donors: Ann Cool, Cottage Gardens, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Michigan Humanities Council, Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, Potter Park Zoo, Wheels to Woods Program and Williams Farm Machinery.




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