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1:00 pm Scouting and Your Habitat: Build...
Scouting and Your Habitat: Build...
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to align your conservation goals with the goals of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts through this casual interview with experts in scouting.  Find out how Girl Scout patches and Boy Scout badges, and service learning projects with both groups, can help you meet your conservation goals and get projects accomplished. We’ll give you a breakdown of different age groups and the requirements for each, so can understand what to expect from your conservation partners. Listen as a scout leader tells you how to connect with scouts in your area. This course will offer a brief overview of [more...]
1:00 pm i-Tree Software: A Free Tool for...
i-Tree Software: A Free Tool for...
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This course teaches you to use i-Tree, a state-of-the-art software suite created by the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide. Learn how you can report on individual trees, parcels, neighborhoods, cities, and even entire states. By understanding the local, tangible ecosystem services that trees provide, i-Tree users can link urban forest management activities with environmental quality and community livability. Whether your interest is [more...]
1:00 pm Monitoring and Documentation: Th...
Monitoring and Documentation: Th...
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monitoring your conservation and education projects and providing valid documentation are key elements of successful certification application. This course explains why monitoring and documentation are so important to documenting your success and ensuring continuous improvement of your efforts. You’ll learn the basics of acquiring baseline data—what is there, and how many? You’ll also learn how advanced monitoring can contribute to citizen science programs and why your data matters so much to the scientific community. We’ll also explore ways to select the right citizen science projects for your program. Level: Highly recommended for beginners in WHC’s certification programs, but is also [more...]

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