Introduce the components of the tree and its ecosystem

  • Develop logical thinking and good observation skills
  • Learn names for several common trees in Northern Indiana
  • Gain some knowledge and practical understanding of trees and their ecology
  • Advanced students – demonstrate the Dichotomous Key method of identifying trees

Potential Activities:

The class will include activities which will introduce concepts relating to trees and their survival. Students will learn the parts of a tree, why trees survive and why they don’t, strategies for identifying trees and an introduction to the dichotomous tree. Students travel along a marked trail, using their tree keys to identify each tree.