From Concept to Completion
Launched in 2015, Texas Trees Foundation’s Cool Schools program is specifically designed to provide green strategies at identified Dallas ISD schools.
- 70% of Dallas area elementary schools have less than seven percent tree canopy
- a minimum of 27% tree canopy is recommended to reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays and air pollution
- In partnership with local funders and supporters, the goal is to plant trees at Dallas ISD schools to increase the local tree canopy to 30%
Custom art installations
Murals designed by local artists using inspiration from student drawings are installed at Cool School Neighborhood parks.
Open to the public
Every Cool School Neighborhood Park remains open to the public after school hours – a cherished benefit for members of the community.
August 2020 - Fall 2021
What People Say
Student engagement is improving and student discipline issues are decreasing as a result of the children interacting with nature, which satisfies their curiosity and allows them to solve problems in a real-world setting.