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Environmental Stewardship
GSP K-12 Urban Forestry Curriculum

Belinda Chin, Environmental Learning Coordinator
(206) 684-7086 |

9-12 Program Synopsis and Curriculum Overview

Students will learn what urban forests are, why they are important, the threats they are facing, and receive an introduction to their project. Students will understand the larger picture and how their efforts will affect their local forest and community.

    Lesson 1 - IntroductionThe Importance of Urban Forests
  • PPT: Introduction of the Design Process
    Lesson 2 - The Design ProcessDefining the Problem
  • PPT: Research the ProblemBackground Information
    Lesson 3 - Identifying Native Evergreen Trees
  • PPT: Research the ProblemBackground Information
    Lesson 4 - Identifying Invasive Plants
  • PPT: Tree-iage Training
    Lesson 5 - Planning Field Investigations
    Lesson 6 - Field ExperienceConducting Field Investigations
  • PPT: Data Analysis
    Lesson 7 - Analyzing data and Writing Conclusions
    Lesson 8 - Generating a Possible Solution: Tree-iage Analysis
  • PPT: Implement the Plan!
  • High School Reporting Form: Student Report Out Form
  • High School Reporting Form: Final Report Out Form
  • PPT: Introduction to Monitoring and Stewardship Concept
  • Adaptive Management Concept-Final Step in the Application Design Process
    Lesson 9 - Stewardship and Monitoring
  • PLT In the Good Old Days Lesson
  • PPT: Celebration of Accomplishments

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Updated September 29, 2015



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