My Great Tree! NYC
A World Community of Old Trees - an Ecology Art Project on the Web since 1996
Student Project Instructions
K-12 students in all subject areas are invited to send their original art and research to the project. Selected work will be exhibited on the site.
Procedure for Submitting Art Work:
1. Locate the oldest, largest, or most noteworthy tree in your immediate environment or in your travels around the boroughs. Several good resources for this are:
2. Document your tree with any medium you like, e.g., photography, drawing, painting, etc.
- Great Trees of New York City, New York City Parks and Recreation
To order at stores in all 5 boroughs: 212-360-8181
- New York City Trees: A Field Guide to the Metropolitan Area, Columbia University Press
To order call: 212-459-0600
- Benjamin Swett, Tree Portraits, http://www.benjaminswett.com
3. Identify the tree with its common and Latin name and provide some descriptive text about the tree, giving your personal reaction, the exact location, approximate age, and any local history you can gather, and the tree's circumference, 54" from the ground. Please remember to label your artwork with title, medium, and size. You can look in the Table of Contents for student examples.
4. Send your electronic file to me (.gif or .jpg files not to exceed 100 K) as an e-mail attachment
Other Ways to Participate:
Student Permission Forms Required
- Telling personal tree stories, "Why are trees important to us?"
e-mail student creative writing to the project
- Exploring Tree topics, reviewing Web sites, reporting research findings
e-mail student research papers and tree URLs to the project
Or express your experience with your special tree in your own way
Pre-approved alternate ideas are welcome!
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A World Community of Old Trees is an Art Education Research Project sponsored by New York University
My Great Trees! NYC is supported by a grant from the Puffin Foundation