Union County educators looking for a fun activity for their students can sign up for a special presentation by the volunteer 4-H Master Tree Stewards of Union County.

Now in its 25th year, the Tree Steward program provides fourth grade classes across the county with an hour-long interactive lesson on tree biology, tree products, tree care, and tree appreciation.

“The Master Tree Stewards program offers Union County students an opportunity to learn about the importance of trees as well as larger environmental issues,” said Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The volunteers do a wonderful job of bringing the lessons to life, and their work is very much appreciated.”

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The Master Tree Stewards are available on Wednesdays to visit fourth grade classrooms beginning on January 8, 2020.

The lesson includes tree artifacts and posters, along with “Tree Jeopardy” and other activities. All Tree Steward volunteers are trained and supported by professional staff with the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.

Educators can reserve their date online at tinyurl.com/4H-School-Enrichment-Program.

To reserve a date by mail or email, contact Tree Steward coordinator and Union County 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at 908-654-9854 (ext. 4) or jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org.

The sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is supported in part by the Freeholder Board, with offices in the Union County complex in Westfield, at 300 North Avenue East.