Free C My Trees app with Australian Curriculum links for student use
Schools can have their trees added to a carbon storage inventory and use their tree data to study a wide variety of curriculum topics.
The C My Trees app can be used for study purposes by accessing an inventory of trees at your school that can be created by ArborSafe Australia. Once trees are assessed, the app can access the tree data and present an array of subject matter from the carbon stored to offsets for energy under various metrics. A list of Australian Curriculum links where the C My Trees app could be utilised, along with some example lesson plans, are available for teachers to create relevant lessons from Years 3 to 10. Beyond lessons on sustainability and environment, areas of study include Science, Geography, Mathematics and Humanities and Social Sciences.
The many features of C My Trees present an engaging learning opportunity for students of all ages.
Students can use C My Trees to examine the school’s tree inventory data via interactive mapping and view the carbon stored by tree
or whole of school treescape. They can study how trees take up CO2 and store it as carbon within the wood structure and use C My Trees
to examine the energy they, their family and the school uses and how many trees it takes to offset energy consumption.
The app can be used at home as well as school to more deeply absorb the learnings gained from the lesson plans and C My Trees
can be used for further topics and subject matter at various year levels. Schools can engage parents and the community in student
activities and environmental studies as well as setting targets toward a carbon neutral footprint in an easy to understand manner.