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[CANCELLED] Citizen Science: Park Inventory at Anacostia Park

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Free

Come join us as we finish our survey of the trees at Anacostia Park.

It might surprise you to know there is no current record of the trees in our parks. But you can help change that!

Participants will receive a short, hands-on training in the park.  After learning the tools and techniques participants will split up into groups and begin measuring trees. We will be documenting tree species, height, diameter of the trunk, width of the crown and more.

What is Citizen Science, you ask??

It is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. – Oxford Dictionary

At Casey Trees we use Citizen Science as a means to explore real world science applications with all people through the lens of trees. We collect data on our trees to monitor their health and inform our management of our urban forest.


 

Who Should Attend?

Open to the general public, you do not need any prior experience to join us.

Come Prepared

We will plan to conduct the inventory rain or shine, so please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking short distances. Participants are welcome to bring water and a snack.

Meals

Granola bars will be provided as well as plenty of water. 

Getting There

Public Transit: The closest metro station is the Anacostia Station, a 0.3 of a mile from the park. Buses A4 and W5 stop at the Anacostia Metro Station, which is the closest bus to the park site.

Parking: There is a parking lot near the park.

Bikes: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.

Where to Meet

Specifics on where to gather in the park and all necessary details will be sent out in the week prior to the event.


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Details

Date:
August 1
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizen-science-park-inventory-at-anacostia-park-registration-89882070693

Venue

Anacostia Park
1800 Anacostia Dr.
Washington, DC 20020 United States

Organizer

Casey Trees