June 21, 2022 /
Casey Trees

Learning & Service Week at Anacostia High School

We were thrilled to work together with Canopy Award Honoree, Jeria Carter and her students at Anacostia High School this past week. Over the course of the week, we had the opportunity to help a group of about 20 students earn their required community service hours for DCPS.

We kicked off Monday with students in the Memorial Garden of the high school courtyard. We used the landscape manual put together last year for the garden to identify invasive and native plants. After lunch, we worked in the media center with our Species Guides and laminated leaves to talk about the diversity of trees in the city and get prepped for the care day planned for Wednesday.  We discussed how the next few days would go and that they would be contributing to a social campaign.

On Wednesday we hosted a care event at Anacostia Rec Center, where students met with Casey Trees staff to water and mulch the trees that were planted in the fall. In the summer months when it’s too hot to plant, tree care events like these are essential for the survival of young trees. 

Thursday, we kicked things off with the Lego Tree game activity to discuss the ecosystem services of trees and get everyone warmed up. Then we did a quick run through of the type of work our Advocacy Program does. From there we chatted about other jobs in the green and arboriculture field from fundraising, to brand management, to social media. 

Here are a few photos from last week and check us out on social @caseytrees for a few posts from our friends at AHS!