FedStats i-Tree | Climate Change Resource Center Overview & Applicability i-Tree is a suite of several different applications that focus on the benefits of urban trees, however this page will focus on tools that specifically address the carbon and greenhouse gas emissions benefits of urban trees, including i-Tree Eco, i-Tree Streets, i-Tree Vue, i-Tree Canopy and i-Tree Design. In general, each of these applications requires the user to define a study area, whether it be a residential home with a single tree or a larger area, such as a neighborhood, city or county, with a large population of trees. It then uses field inventory or sampling data (Eco, Streets, Design) and/or land cover data (Vue, Canopy) to calculate tree and forest structure and the benefits those trees provide. When an i-Tree project is completed, reports are provided to inform users how neighborhood trees contribute to carbon sequestration, building energy savings (through shading and/or blocking wind), air quality improvements, and storm water interception. History
Consumer Wellness Center invests in the nutritional future of children through cash awards from its 2012 Nutrition Education Grant Program - ConsumerWellness.org TUCSON, Ariz. (December 20, 2011) - The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting nutrition as a way to prevent disease and enhance human health and longevity, is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's 2012 Nutritional Education Grant Program. Each year, CWC chooses recipients from among the best and brightest in the fields of medicine, education, community service, and local outreach. These are folks that are making a big difference in their local communities by educating the public, especially pregnant mothers and young children, about the importance of good nutrition. Having doubled the individual award amount for this year's recipients from $1,000 to $2,000, CWC is excited to see how the recipients will use these extra funds to expand their nutrition education programs. For the second year in a row, Project Colors, a grassroots humanitarian aid program in South Africa, is the recipient of a CWC grant. More News & Press Releases
Two Quick, Easy Ways to Collect Insects for Diversity Studies Andrew Jennings Product Manager, Ecology, Earth Science, and AP® Life Sciences March 2016 Field collecting can be a great way to get your students outside and exploring the world around them. Technique: The pitfall trap The pitfall trap is great for collecting insects that walk along the ground. Materials (per group of 2 to 3 students) 2 Plastic Cups (per trap) 1 Funnel (per trap) Fruit Juice, 2 to 4 oz (per trap; grape, apple, or orange work best) 2 Hand Lenses Shovel or Spade 1 Small Bottle of Dish Soap 3 Cheesecloth Squares, 4 x 4” (per trap) Field Guide Large Container (to mix fruit juice and dish soap) Procedure In the large container, mix the fruit juice with just enough dish soap to form bubbles in the mixture. Technique: The aspirator Some invertebrates spend their lives living within the bark of trees or hidden in the crevices of buildings. Cut the plastic tubing into 2 pieces. Figure 4. After field collection Additional resources
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Citizenscience.gov | Helping Federal Agencies Accelerate Innovation Through Public Participation Animated Knots App | Animated Knots on your iPad | Knots on Your iPad Now on the iPad The iPad App has been created by re-engineering the content of this website specifically for the iPad. Take it all with you Have it all with you wherever you go. Leading Knots Website In effect you will be carrying with you all the content from the World's most popular Knots Website. Animations For each Animations the knot "ties itself" while you watch. Authoritative All the material has been carefully reviewed by experts, and updated to incorporate current feedback. Detailed Descriptions With each knot is the detailed description of how to use it with relevant hints and precautions to guide you. Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous.
W&W Stewardship Science | Harvard Forest Why Stewardship Science? There are remarkably few rigorous, long-term evaluations of how forestry and conservation management practices affect forests in the eastern United States. What is Stewardship Science? Stewardship Science is just one part of the Wildlands and Woodlands forest conservation vision for New England. With the Stewardship Science initiative, we have created a simple, easy-to-use protocol for landowners, students, and other groups to establish permanent, paired research plots in conserved woodlands and wildlands. promote certain characteristics (e.g. specific species, assemblages, or structure, etc.)enhance ecosystem services (e.g. carbon sequestration, water production, etc.)yield desired products (e.g. biomass, quality timber, etc.) The project not only provides valuable ecological and silvicultural insights, but is also an exciting outreach tool for engaging students and the public in the importance and enjoyment of ecological research. Interested? Ongoing Work
Citizen Warrior Schoolyard LTER Program | Harvard Forest In the Harvard Forest Schoolyard LTER program, teachers learn about and initiate ecology research in their classrooms and schoolyards. More than 3,500 students each year learn to collect data on important long-term ecological issues and processes. Student data are then shared on the Harvard Forest website. The Harvard Forest is part of a national network of sites that support K-12 teachers and students in hands-on ecological research. Research Projects. Students participate in authentic, field-based research projects that address important, current environmental issues.Professional Development Workshops and Online Resources. cga Onboard the Barque Eagle, we are very excited about the training program in 2014. While the complete schedule for the year has not been finalized, the first stop will be in Morehead City, North Carolina in late March with the Spring OCS class. Throughout the summer, Eagle will travel to the Caribbean, along the Eastern Seaboard, and to Canada with cadets and officer candidates, teaching them practical seamanship skills while indoctrinating them in the Coast Guard's afloat leadership laboratory. Built at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, Eagle is one of three sail-training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. We are looking forward to a tremendous voyage of safe and exciting sailing, hard work, and in-depth leadership training with the future officers of the Coast Guard. -The crew of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle
For Teachers | North Temperate Lakes Background on Limnology What is limnology? Limnology is often defined as the study of inland lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands (see Stanley Dodson's Introduction to Limnology for more background on the history of limnology.) E. A. Birge, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the earliest pioneers of the science of limnology. Activities Learn about the early history of limnology and research of the North Temperate Lakes LTER program on the website of the Center for Limnology. Today, North Temperate Lakes LTER, is part of a research network doing long-term ecological research in 26 different ecological systems How is long-term ecological research different from other kinds of scientific research? For example, did you know that Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin was covered with ice for 161 days of the year in the winter of 1881? Let's meet some North Temperate Lakes LTER Scientists! Resources for Teachers Inquiry based learning in the classroom