Full course description
Interested in learning more about your "urban forest"? Want to get a taste of what it's like to study the environment at IU? This course will teach you all about your neighborhood's not-so-hidden ecosystem and how the trees that grow in your town provide benefits to its citizens. You'll also get a chance to learn from IU faculty and experience life as an environmental student at IU!
After completing the modules, you will be able to:
- Define benefits and disservices of urban trees
- Describe the structure of a tree population
- Perform an informal tree inventory and analysis in their neighborhood
- Recognize how equity and justice are key to sustainable urban forest management
Module Topics Include
- Ecosystem services of urban trees
- Tree population structure
- Street tree inventory and analysis
- Equity and Justice in sustainable urban forest management
Meet the Instructors
This course was created by Integrated Program in the Environment. For specific questions about this course please contact Teresa Dunn via email.
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