Reforesting Bastrop State Park in Texas and the Eburru Forest in Kenya
“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”
– Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Founder of the Green Belt Movement
Our Replant the Park program was a key partner in the reforesting work following the devastating fires in Bastrop Texas that burned 90% of the Bastrop State Park Loblolly pines.
Thanks to Texas Parks and Wildlife, Applied Materials Foundation and local area high schools students we were able to help plant over 250,000 saplings to help restore the unique forest and eco-system. Science teachers hosted The Nobelity Project in their classrooms to discuss deforestation and connect the students local efforts to global impact
To request a classroom presentation in the Austin area contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was a five year project that resulted in the planting of nearly 2 million trees!
Primary and Middle School Campus Program to Replant the Planet
One Tree At A Time
Inspired by the work of Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize 2004) The Nobelity Project partners with the Kenya Forest Service in their effort to replant the Eburru Forest. Help your students make a difference and see that local acts can have global impacts! Service groups or science classes can raise funds with bake sales, lemonade stands, car washes, lunch time games – every dollar plants a tree! This is a great opportunity for your students to get involved in a truly globe-spanning project. We cap the project with a tree planted on your campus!
The One Tree At A Time program includes:
Classroom materials to teach the role that trees play in the global eco-system. Includes lots of activities and fundraising ideas.
Classroom or school-wide assembly presentation about global connections to kick off of fundraising campaign
An on-campus treeplanting to symbolize the trees planted in the Eburru Forest by your school
A chance to connect with a sister school in Kenya that is also treeplanting.
To set up a fundraiser or schedule a campus visit, email Bailey@nobelity.org.