We offer expertise, training, tools, and advice so that we may empower our community to plant, protect, and learn about trees.

Seedling Growing Curriculum

By growing acorns into native oak seedlings, students experience firsthand the magic of nature while they learn about trees, science, and how to be good stewards of the earth. These children get to witness the lifecycle of our urban forest and play an important role in reforesting our native oak habitats.

Educators can choose to use this curriculum on its own, or to also sign up for free seedling-growing kits for their classrooms.

Sign Up

Sign up by December 17 to reserve a free seedling kit for each of your students. Kits will be available for pick-up in January and need to be returned to us in May.



The Seed to Seedling program is a fun, hands-on way to get kids involved with their natural world. It is a set of lessons for grades K-6 that focus on the natural and cultural history of California’s native oaks and the importance of our urban forest. The program goes beyond the basics, providing students with hands-on science and stewardship activities.

These lessons are a perfect fit for every type of educator and educational setting: virtual learning, in-class learning, homeschooling, after-school programs, troop leaders, and community-based educators. As educators, you can pick and choose lessons that are most interesting to you and your students, and shape them any way you would like.

We provide the following free of charge:

  • Planting materials - pots, soil, trays, and acorns (optional)
  • Curriculum, resources, and activities for you to choose from
  • Planting guidance and support as needed

You can download our Seed to Seedling Curriculum, but we also have an online curriculum.


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