Trees & Birds
Let’s go birding in the urban forest to learn about the connections between birds and trees, and to hone listening and observation skills. Binoculars, ID books, and Identiflyer included, as well as instructions for an energetic game we call Chickadees and Warblers. Grades 4–5, year-round
Trees & Mammals
Which mammals use the urban forest? What can we learn from the signs they leave behind? Learn with replica skulls and scat, real pelts, and more! All ages, year-round.
Trees & Urban Heat Islands
Investigate the urban heat island effect, using infrared thermometers to detect surface temperatures in your neighborhood. Delve into the physics of heat transfer, the health challenges of climate change, and the cooling power of trees. Grades 6+, best May through September
Measure and map the benefits of the trees on your doorstep with the web-based software tool iTree-Design. Identify your trees, collect data, and use iTree to calculate the dollar value of the ecosystem services those trees provide. An indoor-only version is available. Grades 6+, year-round
Trees & Stormwater