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Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship. Engage school students and adults using the i-Tree program to calculate tree ecosystem benefits and catalyze project-based learning, design and environmental …

Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship. Engage school students and adults using the i-Tree program to calculate tree ecosystem benefits and catalyze project-based learning, design and environmental stewardship.

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  • ObservationCatalyst for Design and StewardshipEnglish/Spanish StudentsMixed AbilitiesReplicable for all ClassesSOLsQualitativeQuantitativeCommunity PartnersLow Cost
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    • 1. Tree Study: Virginia Association of Science Teachers Mary Van Dyke and Luzdary Chamorro 2013
    • 2. • • • • • • • History Site, Goals, and Logistics Day 1 – Build Relationships Day 2 – Our Tree Day 3 – Trees in the Ecosystem Stewardship and STEM Extensions Resources: http://goo.gl/GuX5f
    • 3. • • • Jeff Kirwan Project Learning Tree i-Tree
    • 4. • Reinforces curriculum • Multi-disciplinary • Uses technology • Tree biology • Problem-based learning • Ecology • Project-based learning • Economics • Social perspective • Classification • Value, risks, benefits • Quantitative skills • Stewardship
    • 5. • Engage students in qualitative and quantitative observations • Catalyze design process and stewardship
    • 6. By Rudy Wendelin, Courtesy of US Forest Service
    • 7. Costs and Materials Minimal Investment • • • • Tree ID books Tapes Cameras Computers Class Time • 3 Sessions for Initial Study When • Late March to October
    • 8. • Introduce Community Partners • My Favorite Tree • Goods From the Woods • Tree Biology
    • 9. • Choose and identify a Tree • Tree Health Assessment • Use i-Tree Design http://www.itreetools.org/design.php • Monetize the Tree’s Ecosystem Services
    • 10. o Stormwater Runoff Reduction o Energy Consumption o Air Quality o CO2 Sequestration o Wildlife Habitat Value o Social Value o Property Value o Timber Value
    • 11. Trees at Gunston Middle School 2700 S Lang Street Arlington 22207 Tree Benefits calculated using i-Tree Design Team: Gunston Middle School 6th Grade Date: September 2013 Condition Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor , Dead or Dying $$ Overall Annual Benefit calculated by i-Tree Design Tree # Species Circumference at Breast Height, inches 1 Cherry Tree, Kwanzaan 34 Poor $7.80 2 Loblolly Pine on bank 64 Good $61.30 3 White Pine on median 49 Excellent $37.44 4 Oak #1 73 Fair $74.29
    • 12. Cherry, Kwanzan Cherry, Kwanzan Pine, Eastern White Pine, Eastern White Condition Poor Excellent Excellent Excellent Circumference 34” 34” 34” 49” Diameter 10.8” 10.8” 10.8” 15.6” Total Benefits $ 7.80 $ 13.12 $ 18.55 $ 37.44 Stormwater Intercepted 525 gallons 807 gallons 1232 gallons 2582 gallons CO2 reduction 115 pounds 230 pounds 213 pounds 399 pounds
    • 13. • Appreciation • Design • Stewardship
    • 14. http://bcove.me/knbdlll8
    • 15. Animation of tree growth
    • 16. http://goo.gl/GuX5f Includes Gunston Middle School Project: Planning Documents and Spanish/English Worksheets http://goo.gl/qNsr5a
    • 17. • Arlington Public Schools • Gunston Middle School • Virginia Cooperative Extension • 4-H • Master Gardeners • Arlington Regional Master Naturalists • Tree Stewards Arlington Alexandria • Arlington County • Casey Trees • Earth Force
    • 18. Luzdary Chamorro luzdary.chamorro@apsva.us Mary Van Dyke maryvandyke4@gmail.com

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