Kindergarteners Plant Seeds for a Better Future with the National Forest Foundation

Our little Lions on Riverside Campus are working together to make a big difference, partnering with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) for the fourth year in a row to help restore our national forests and grasslands! 

This fall, Kindergarteners began learning about forests and why they are essential for life. After reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, they discussed the importance of growing and caring for trees and how we can all make a difference to protect our environment. "I speak for the trees," says the Lorax — and our kindergarteners listened! 
 
In the weeks that followed, students raised awareness and helped to collect funds for the NFF to plant more trees across the country. In their language classes, kindergarteners created posters in Spanish, French, and Mandarin to inspire others to take action to protect our planet. From saving water, and reusing bags and paper towels, to planting trees through NFF, our young Lions took action themselves.  
 
For every dollar kindergarteners raised, the NFF will plant one tree. This year’s effort will result in planting 542 trees, bringing our grand total to 1,297 trees in four years! 
 
Working with the NFF is just one of many opportunities that we provide to students throughout the IB Primary Years Program to foster their development as caring, compassionate individuals who can make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. Caring is one of ten IB Learner Profile qualities that we strive to develop in all our well-rounded, globally-minded students beginning in preschool.  
 
The Lorax says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.” Our kindergarteners are showing that they care, planting seeds for a better, cleaner, greener future!