Come out to join Corazón Latino, the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection and Conservation Education staff, Hispanic Access Foundation, Parks RX America, Unity Health Care, GreenLatinos and the National Park Service, at the beautiful Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to enjoy activities for kids and adults, learn from Entomologists (scientists who study insects!) and engage in civic science using iNaturalist and iTree. Together we’ll Descubre el Bosque (Discover the Forest) and talk about ways we can address an invasive beetle known as the emerald ash borer. Originally from Asia, the emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of ash trees nationwide, reducing tree canopy, the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wellbeing of our communities. Let’s take action as civic scientists to help protect our trees!
All 4th graders will receive a free Every Kid in a Park pass to visit public lands, such as, forests, parks, and waters, until September 1, with the whole family!
What should you bring?
-A fully charged cell phone or tablet
-Install the iNaturalist App prior to arrival
-Download i-Tree – MyTree, and i-Tree Design
-Reusable water bottle
-An excitement for learning and discovery
The event is FREE, but you must RSVP!