TreeFolks: A Free PD Opportunity!

Audrey Stewart is the education coordinator at the local non-profit, TreeFolks. This free, web-based, community tree-mapping project called TreeFolks Austin Tree Map  is a great way for students to learn outdoors using technology and nature.

Audrey will be leading a free tree ID and mapping activity at Little Walnut Creek Park next door to Region 13 in Austin on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-noon.

This would be a great event for science, tech, and math teachers who might be interested in integrating outdoor learning into their curriculum to attend. Mapping involves identifying and measuring trees and mapping them on a Google-type map using OpenTreeMap. The program calculates the ecosystem benefits provided by each tree (energy conservation, storm water filtration, etc.).

The mapping event is free, but folks should sign up at www.treefolks.org/tree-id.

For more information, contact Audrey Stewart: audrey@treefolks.org

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One Response to “TreeFolks: A Free PD Opportunity!”

  1. Randall Pratt says:

    Will you have another tree mapping project like Tree Folks Austin Tree Map in June? I’m interested, but cannot attend the April 23 session.

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