Nature in Cities

Cooling the Schools Sydney

We are working with students and teachers to add thousands of native trees and plants to schoolyards, creating cooler, greener, more inviting spaces for learning and play. As they plant, students learn firsthand about the environmental and cultural benefits of planting native trees for First Nations cultures, urban cooling and biodiversity.

Sydney schools are invited to register their interest in participating in Cooling the Schools by completing this form.

Register your interest

Greening Australia’s Cooling the Schools initiative works with schools to connect children with nature through free planting sessions, that also empower them to create wildlife habitat, reduce urban heat and increase tree canopy cover in their schools.

Led by restoration ecologists and co-delivered with Aboriginal cultural education provider Deadly Ed, students can get their hands dirty while learning about both the environmental and cultural value of native plant species.

Why plant in schools?

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Why plant in schools?

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Join in the fun! Register your school's interest here

Cooling the Schools is being delivered by Greening Australia’s Nature in Cities team as part of the NSW Government’s Greening our City program, which aims to increase Greater Sydney’s canopy cover to 40 per cent by 2036.

For more information, please feel free to send us an online query.