Arbor Day Resources

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Arbor Day marks the celebration of trees. This day is celebrated and recognized in all 50 states. May is Arbor Month in Minnesota. Arbor Day, April 26, marks the beginning of an entire month of celebrating trees. To help you organize your celebration, the National Arbor Day Foundation and MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provide a vast array of resources.

National Arbor Day Foundation's Resources:
Nature Explore is the Arbor Day Foundation's primary program that recognizes childhood education. Nature Explore is a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations. The mission of this comprehensive, research-based initiative is to help children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral, joyful part of children's daily learning. Nature Explore offers the following Arbor Day resources:

  • Outdoor Classroom Design Services to help create nurturing, nature-based outdoor spaces
  • Workshops & Conferences to share effective, inspiring ideas for enhancing children's learning with nature
  • Natural Outdoor Classroom Products, field-tested components that support children's interests and creativity
  • Family Resources to inspire nature connections at home
  • Sustainability Network to help programs connect and share ideas
  • Research and Field-testing as the foundation for all our programs and resources.

    We work with schools; nature centers; national forests, parks and wildlife refuges; zoos; arboretums; early childhood programs, libraries, faith-based programs, and many others.

    To view the Arbor Day Foundation's resources, go to

    MN DNR's Arbor Day Resources:

  • Guides on Tree Planting, Tree Care and Benefits of Trees
  • Arbor Day Activity Ideas
  • MN City Arbor Day Celebrations
  • Arbor Month History
  • Teacher's Guide to Arbor Month

    To view the DNR's Arbor Day resources, go to

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    National Arbor Day Foundation and MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
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    All Minnesota
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