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Thursday, August 3


Outdoor STEM learning with the TreeFolks Austin Tree Map
Limited Capacity filling up

The goal of this session is to teach participants how to use the TreeFolks Austin Tree Map, a free, web-based tree survey tool, to create a fun, outdoor, hands-on STEM activity on campus. The Tree Map facilitates and enriches outdoor learning and addresses sustainability by using iTree software to calculate ecosystem benefits provided by trees. This session will involve a slide presentation and, if we can access outdoor space, a hands-on tree mapping demonstration covering tree identification, measuring, and adding trees to the map. We will provide all of the tools needed for this demonstration. Participants will learn how to use the map and how to identify, measure, and map trees. Although this is a fun educational activity for all ages, this session focuses on 4th grade-12th grade participants.

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Suzannah DesRoches

Urban Forest Programs Manager, TreeFolks
Suzannah serves as the Urban Forest Programs Manager with TreeFolks, where she oversees the education, tree planting, and tree distribution programs in Austin (and occasionally beyond). Suzannah has 6 years of non-profit experience in the field of urban & community forestry, and in... Read More →

Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 226