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Analyzing Your Urban Forest

Ended May 17, 2022

Full course description

Course Introduction

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!

Learning Outcomes

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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Length: 1 hour


Integrated Program in the Environment and the Office of Admissions


Credit: None


Audience: Middle School; High School Students