Trees Rock - American Forests Magazine Autumn 2012

Joe Richards and Doug Fischer from Scotties Facial Tissue and kids from Flatbush Development Corporation Summer Program with a tree they planted in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Caitlin Gambee/Scotties Facial Tissue

Partners since 2009, American Forests and Scotties Facial Tissues are launching a new program this fall that’s aimed at educating elementary students, schools and PTA groups on why forests and trees are important to all of us. Targeting third- through fifth-grade students, Trees Rock provides kids with an online packet containing information on how trees work and what they do for the environment. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in the Trees Rock Video Contest for the chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools. Trees Rock is open to all third through fifth grade students across the country.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TREES ROCK VIDEO CONTEST:

Contest Deadline:
October 1-November 30, 2012

How to Enter:
Visit www.scottiestreesrock.com with a parent or guardian and follow the video entry guidelines.

Video Guidelines:

  • Read the Trees Rock Education Guide to learn all about trees.
  • Create a video running no longer than three minutes.
  • In the video, using information from the Trees Rock Education Guide, finish the following statement in your own unique way: “Trees are so important to me, my school and my community because …”

Finalists:
After the entry period, Scotties will choose 12 finalists and conduct an online vote in early 2013 to choose the winners.

Prizes:
Include a trip to Yellowstone or Grand Canyon National Park, up to $5,000 and e-tablets. Plus, schools associated with the winning students can also win up to $10,000 and a tree-planting event.

So tell your friends and family: Here is a great way to help kids understand the value of forests and trees, while winning prizes for themselves and their schools!