Citizen Science: Park Inventory Fort Stevens Recreation Center
May 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDTFree
Join us for our first park inventory of the 2020 season!
It might surprise you to know there is no current record of the trees in our parks. But you can help change that! Come join us as we survey the trees at Fort Stevens Recreation Center.
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 peoples and through the lens of trees. We collect data on our trees to monitor their health and inform our management of our urban forest. We can’t manage what we don’t know.
Who Should Attend?
Open to the general public, you do not need any prior experience to join us.
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.
Granola bars will be provided as well as plenty of water.
Public Transit: The closest metro station is Takoma Station, 1 mile from the recreation center. Buses 52 and 54 run on 14th St and Aspen St. near the recreation center.
Parking: 2 hour street parking is available.
Bikes: A bike rack is available on site by the playground.
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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