On October 4, 2022, Green Schoolyards America, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the California Department of Education (CDE), and Ten Strands hosted an hour-long webinar to launch the California Schoolyard Forest System. This new statewide initiative seeks to increase tree canopy on public school grounds across California to directly shade and protect PreK-12 students from extreme heat and rising temperatures due to climate change. You can watch the webinar below or on YouTube.
Learn more about the initiative by visiting Green School Yard America website. For the full webinar transcript and additional resources, please visit Green School America’s blog post.