History

2015

20152015

Completed competitive grant for Organizational Effectiveness from the Indiana Youth Institute

Seven teachers awarded Urban Forestry Teacher Leader Certifications

Strategic plan for 2015-2018 completed

Established summer open houses for the public at Nature Explore Classroom

TreeKeepers completed “Dare to Dream” project

2014

20142014

Nature Explore Classroom certified by the Arbor Day Foundation

Twelve teachers earned Urban Forestry Teacher Leader Certification for three-year participation in Schoolyard program

Presented Schoolyard program at Hoosier Alliance of Science Teachers conference

First annual Trees Trail Challenge fundraising event

Partnership established with Region 8 Education Service Center and co-located regional office in Decatur

2013

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NeighborWoods Tree Planting on Towpath Trail

Second year partner for Comcast Cares Day

Community Family Day event at outdoor classroom

Won 2013 Outdoor Lab of the Year statewide award

TreeKeeper Challenge Learning Portal created

2012

20122012

First full year of operation for the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom

Partner in Comcast Cares Day

Presented “Environmental Service Builds Environmental Literacy” session at Environmental Education Association of Indiana conference

Schoolyard program at 8 schools with 35 teachers

2011

2011

2011

School Yard Habitat initiative established Johnny Appleseed Trail of Trees established

AEP Foundation award for Nature Explore Outdoor classroom

1st annual Home School Nature Day event

Oak Farm Montessori Earth Day project

2010

20102010

Home Depot NeighborWoods Grant Award

Home School programming established

Project of Year award from Indiana Urban Forest Council (Tree Stars project)

Renaissance Pointe revitalization project

2009

20092009

Tree Stars Project, Carmel, IN

Huntington Tree planting

Continued TreeKeeper expansion and curriculum development

2008

20082008

Introduced “Leafing Out” newsletter

Tree Talks educational initiative established

First year environmental entertainer, Tim Womick, here for Arbor Day celebration

Huntington TreeKeepers established

2007

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First annual Trunk Sale (tree sale fundraiser)

Forest of Fun interactive exhibit at Three Rivers Festival

Website established

TreeKeeper program expansion

Habitat for Humanity & Rivergreenway planting initiatives established

2006

20062006

Trees Indiana incorporated

501c3 status awarded

TreeKeeper program established

Home Depot NeighborWoods grant award