Tend Gather and Grow Teacher Guide
We ask that anyone using our educational materials read the Tend Teacher Guide and watch the Honoring Plants, Paces, and Cultural Traditions video before using the materials.These explore the ethical harvest considerations and cultural foundations of this work, as well as teaching practices that enhance students’ interaction with the content. Thank you!
Tend Tree Communities
Tree Communities introduces common Northwest trees and explores identification, ecological relationships, how trees are valued for food, medicine, and traditional technologies, and life skills that we can learn from trees. Lessons include a tree walk and a deeper look at evergreen conifers.
This document introduces common Northwest native trees including identification, ecological relationships, how trees are valued for food, medicine, and traditional technologies, and life skills that we can learn from trees. The lesson features a tree walk.
Tree Lifecycle Pages
These pages share the lifecycles of the Red Alder, Big Leaf Maple, Cottonwood, Garry Oak, Hawthorn, Willow, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Western Hemlock, and Sitka Spruce.
Evergreen Conifer Trees
This document includes an overview of common evergreen conifer trees that are native to the Pacific Northwest and two lessons. Supporting documents include the Evergreen Conifers slideshow, a tree key, tree lifecycle pages, and a coloring page.
You can access and download the slideshow here.
Evergreen Conifer Trees Identification Key
A simple botanical key guide for Pacific Northwest Evergreen Conifer Trees.
Tree Coloring Pages
Identify six evergreen conifers and six deciduous trees on these fun, educational color sheets.
Tend Resources for Students & Families
Evergreen Conifer Trees Student Handout
This handout can accompany the Evergreen Conifer Trees lesson for grades 6-12.
Tree Communities Student Handout
This handout accompanies the Tree Communities overview and plant walk, and is intended for grades 6 students to adults.
Wild Berry Toolkit
This toolkit introduces Northwest native and wild berries, and includes identification cards, Coast Salish stories, a berry bingo game, recipes, and activities.