Currently, T.R.E.E. offers three programs that range in duration from three days to an entire academic school year.

  • EarthkeepersTM
    A three-day Outdoor Classroom program for fourth grade.
  • Sunship EarthTM
    A five-day/four-night Outdoor Classroom residential program for fifth grade.
  • Sunship IIITM
    A three-day/two-night Outdoor Classroom residential program for seventh grade.

T.R.E.E. is also developing the following program:

  • Lost TreasuresTMThis 3rd grade program is in the pilot stage and not available at this time. Please check back or call the T.R.E.E. office for more information. (504) 525-9020.

Teaching Responsible Earth Educations programs guarantee knowledge of basic life science skills while meeting 27%-37% of the Louisiana State Benchmarks in Science and English/Language Arts as well as additional Benchmarks for Math and Social Studies. Our curriculum is directly aligned with the Louisiana State Comprehensive Curriculum.

Every moment with the children is utilized to teach the concepts that are presented in the programs. All the activities performed by the children and adult participants, whether it is their initial arrival by bus, walking on the trails, or immersion in the life of a leaf, are executed with one goal: education, and specifically science education.

T.R.E.E. programs are designed with follow-up courses for students who work with teachers, parent volunteers, and T.R.E.E. staff. A complete evaluation system is in place including pre and post testing for students as well as satifaction surveys given to students, teachers, and parent volunteers. The evaluation summary information is available on this website through the individual program links.

In addition to comments and accolades offered by participating students, teachers and parent volunteers, T.R.E.E. has also received recognition for its quality education programs from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and the Institute for Earth Education (IEE).

To See T.R.E.E. in action please take a moment to click the below link to our Video!

Looking at Things in a Different Way – A View of T.R.E.E.


We saw the impact of the program on our students, every day and first hand…seeing their enthiusiasm, listening to their conversations, and seeing their anticipation as we arrived at the Outdoor Classroom!

4th grade Teacher
Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School





Lost TreasuresLost Treasures
a full academic year program taught weekly in the classroom for third grade and on into fourth grade
Earth KeepersEarthkeepers
a three-day Outdoor Classroom program for fourth grade
Sunship EarthSunship Earth
a five-day/four-night Outdoor Classroom residential program for fifth grade
Sunship 3Sunship III
a three-day/two-night Outdoor Classroom residential program for seventh grade