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Tree Study:
Virginia Association of Science Teachers
Mary Van Dyke
and
Luzdary Chamorro

2013
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History
Site, Goals, and Logistics
Day 1 – Build Relationships
Day 2 – Our Tree
Day 3 – Trees in the Ecosys...
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Jeff Kirwan
Project Learning Tree
i-Tree
• Reinforces curriculum

• Multi-disciplinary

• Uses technology

• Tree biology

• Problem-based learning

• Ecology

• P...
• Engage students in qualitative and quantitative observations
• Catalyze design process and stewardship
By Rudy Wendelin, Courtesy of US Forest Service
Costs and Materials
Minimal Investment

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Tree ID books
Tapes
Cameras
Computers

Class Time

• 3 Sessions
for Initi...
• Introduce Community Partners
• My Favorite Tree

• Goods From the Woods
• Tree Biology
• Choose and identify a Tree
• Tree Health Assessment

• Use i-Tree Design
http://www.itreetools.org/design.php

• Monetiz...
o Stormwater Runoff Reduction

o Energy Consumption
o Air Quality
o CO2 Sequestration
o Wildlife Habitat Value
o Social Va...
Trees at Gunston Middle School
2700 S Lang Street Arlington 22207
Tree Benefits calculated using i-Tree Design
Team: Gunst...
Cherry,
Kwanzan

Cherry,
Kwanzan

Pine, Eastern
White

Pine, Eastern
White

Condition

Poor

Excellent

Excellent

Excelle...
• Appreciation
• Design
• Stewardship
http://bcove.me/knbdlll8
Animation of tree growth
http://goo.gl/GuX5f
Includes Gunston Middle School Project:
Planning Documents and Spanish/English Worksheets
http://goo.g...
• Arlington Public Schools
• Gunston Middle School
• Virginia Cooperative Extension
• 4-H
• Master Gardeners
• Arlington R...
Luzdary Chamorro
luzdary.chamorro@apsva.us

Mary Van Dyke
maryvandyke4@gmail.com
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship
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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 stewardship.

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Tree Study A Catalyst for Stewardship

  1. 1. Tree Study: Virginia Association of Science Teachers Mary Van Dyke and Luzdary Chamorro 2013
  2. 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. 3. • • • Jeff Kirwan Project Learning Tree i-Tree
  4. 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. 5. • Engage students in qualitative and quantitative observations • Catalyze design process and stewardship
  6. 6. By Rudy Wendelin, Courtesy of US Forest Service
  7. 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. 8. • Introduce Community Partners • My Favorite Tree • Goods From the Woods • Tree Biology
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. • Appreciation • Design • Stewardship
  14. 14. http://bcove.me/knbdlll8
  15. 15. Animation of tree growth
  16. 16. http://goo.gl/GuX5f Includes Gunston Middle School Project: Planning Documents and Spanish/English Worksheets http://goo.gl/qNsr5a
  17. 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. 18. Luzdary Chamorro luzdary.chamorro@apsva.us Mary Van Dyke maryvandyke4@gmail.com

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