Date(s) - 04/20/2021
Between April 15 – May 15, celebrate trees by joining the citizen science community in the 2021 Community Trees Challenge where Science is Better Together. Just observe, learn, engage, create, and track your progress using the Activity Tracker Sheet.
By completing these activities participants will improve their science observation skills, enrich their understanding of trees as part of our landscape, learn why NASA studies trees, be a part of a NASA-sponsored neighborhood science project, and join a neighborhood science community. More importantly, their observations of tree height contribute to a global database that is free and open so that anyone — scientists, students, communities, and citizen scientists — can conduct research.
Ready to Participate? Go to http://lapl.org/nasa-trees
- Download and read the information sheet.
- Follow and complete the activities on the Community Trees Activity Tracker
- Download and follow the instructions to build your own clinometer learn to calculate tree height.
- Observe a tree in your neighborhood or anywhere. Measure and share the tree’s height by downloading the GLOBE Observer app (iOS or Android) and using the clinometer you made.