Students will learn what urban forests are, why they are important, the threats they are facing, along with an introduction to their project. Students will understand the larger picture and how that affects their local area/park.
Lesson 1- Introduction-Invasive Species: A National Problem
Copies of definition cards
“Alien Invaders” from PLT Invasive Species
Charts for students
Lesson 2- Tree/Forest Benefits
Lesson 3- The Design Process: Learning about the Problem in Local Urban Forests
Lesson 3A-Succession (optional)
Tree Tops Valley Student page from PLT - Nothing Succeeds Like Succession
Starflower Foundation Succession Photos
Restore a Habitat II- Images Script
Restore a Habitat II- Forest Succession-Plant Growth List
Restore a Habitat II- Forest Succession
Starflower Foundation Succession Drawings
Lesson 4- Planning and Implementing Solutions: Invasive Plant Removal
Invasive plant information pages and starflower cards
Green Seattle Partnership Forest Steward Field Guide page 10-14
Environmental Stewardship programs at Community Centers offer citizens
local opportunities to learn about, and help preserve, the natural resources
they see and interact with every day.
» find a center
Interpretive Specialists offer stewardship and educational opportunities
in our urban watersheds year-round.