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2005 National Arbor Day Awards

Award for Education Innovation

Education Award

TreeKeepers Kids, Detroit, Michigan

TreeKeepers Kids (TKK), a program of The Greening of Detroit, reaches children in grades K-12. Through TKK, children learn about nature first-hand as they design and implement a wildlife habitat on school grounds. Integrating into the science, math, social studies, and music curricula, the program now directly involves nearly 5,000 students in 34 schools, with 1,520 more students benefiting indirectly through the beautification of their schools. TKK has been able to expand with the help organizations including the Toyota USA Foundation, Ford Motor, Allstate, and the Garden Club of America.

Take a Tree Walk, written by Jane Kirkland

Take a Tree Walk, written by Jane Kirkland and published by Stillwater Publishing, Lionville, Pennsylvania. Take a Tree Walk is a vividly illustrated book that takes young readers on a walk to learn about trees. It features learning activities, designed to inspire young readers to begin their own real-life adventure-the search to find and identify trees. Through Take a Tree Walk, Jane Kirkland encourages readers to explore the natural world around them.

  • J. Sterling Morton Award

    • Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Palisades, New York
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Award

    • Huey Johnson, San Francisco, California
  • Lawrence Enersen Award

    • Bob Bickelhaupt, Clinton, Iowa
    • Alan Hirsch, Sacramento, California
  • Good Steward Award

    • Henry Kernan, Albany, New York
    • Dr. Lawrence Burtner, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Lady Bird Johnson Award

    • Interstate MAX Yellow Line, Portland, Oregon
    • Texas Department of Transportation, Houston, Texas
  • Project Award

    • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
    • TREE POWER, Washington, DC
    • International Olympic Committee, Switzerland
    • Burnham Park Association, Morris Township, New Jersey
    • OPPD Arboretum, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Education Award

    • TreeKeepers Kids, Detroit, Michigan
    • Take a Tree Walk, written by Jane Kirkland and published by Stillwater Publishing, Lionville, Pennsylvania
  • Media Award

    • Arboretum America, by Diana Beresford Kroeger
    • Native Trees for North American Landscapes, by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson, published by the Timber Press, Portland, Oregon
  • Celebration Award

    • The Fairbanks Arbor Day Committee, Fairbanks, Alaska
    • Arborfest 2004 - Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Promise to the Earth Award

    • Albertsons Inc., Boise, Idaho