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Using the WI Community Tree Map as an Educational Tool: Tree Inventories and School Site Assessment
June 29, 2020
An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, repeating until August 24, 2020
This self-paced online module teaches you how to use the Wisconsin Community Tree Map, a compilation of city and township tree inventories from around the state, with your students! With the pursuit of a tree inventory, students can learn more about the trees and forest ecosystems around them, becoming more intimately familiar with the places and spaces in which they live. Students work in groups to access the tree map via a smart phone or other device and collect data related to the species, size, condition and location of the trees. Students learn technical skills using equipment and observation, real-world critical literacy, outside field collection, data analysis and interpretation, systems thinking processes, and civic science practices. Participants will receive access to a growing library of resources which include curriculum connections, data collection and analysis documents, and a collection of articles and resources on urban tree benefits. Upon successful completion of the module, participants will receive a certificate of completion and an organizational login and password for using the WI Community Tree Map as an inventory, research, and citizen science tool with students. This module will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete.