Build your green city: Create a greener, healthier and happier world

This learning scenario teaches the students about the many benefits of trees and forests, particularly in cities and will encourage the students to make responsible decisions about the environment, based on a deeper understanding of the ways in which forests and trees can make our cities greener, healthier and happier places to live.

The students will learn how to plant and maintain seedlings in a nursery, what air and noise pollution are and how they influence people and animals, how trees can reduce air and noise pollution, how trees can lower energy consumption, what the greenhouse effect is and how it relates to climate change and why that planting trees improves the overall health and happiness of people.

The students are challenged to work in teams to solve problems together, think critically, pool knowledge, apply their imaginations and experiment.


The scenario consists of 5 modules of 1-3 lessons each.

Module 1: Tree nursery
» How to plant and maintain seedlings in a nursery

Module 2: Clean air
» Plant and maintain different species of trees in the city in various areas
» Supply water for the trees

Module 3: Climate change
» Plant trees strategically to produce as much shade as possible
» Reduce energy consumption and reduce the overall temperature of the city

Module 4: Build your ideal green city
» Students build a new green city based on what they have learned in the previous modules

Module 5: Build your ideal green city and Final show and tell
» Continue build of your ideal green city and Final show and tell


Developed in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

STEAM course

Natural science
Crafts and Design

Grade: 4. til 7.

Build your green city – Teachers Manual – PDF

BAW EDU User Manual – PDF

Supports the UN World Goals