i-Tree Academy Logistics: Feb 15, 2021 Registration Deadline
The US Forest Service and several key partners are offering, via the web, a live online training called the i-Tree Academy, designed to introduce i-Tree tools to a class of online participants. The Academy will be delivered by experienced members of the i-Tree project team, with the goal of helping users utilize the i-Tree software suite of tools which can be used to inventory, assess and report on the value of urban forests and greenspace.
The course consists of bi-monthly online web sessions over a 3-month period, self-paced learning modules, assignments and completion of a student developed project. Participants will be able to focus on a specific urban forestry issue of interest to them. During each session participants will complete assignments and reading related to the two-hour online web-meetings. The goal of the course is to develop a cadre of individuals who can use i-Tree training to complete community projects, or conduct basic i-Tree Training for others.
At this time, the course is limited to participants from the U.S. and Canada.
The course begins on January 22, 2020 via the web. Course sessions will take place on Wednesdays, from 12:00-2:00 PM via the web. Independent work is required and there will be short assignments to complete, intended to have students explore opportunities for utilizing i-Tree in their professional or volunteer work. Registration for the i-Tree Academy is now open, and the deadline to register is February 15, 2021. To register, see details below.
To view or download an informational flyer on the i-Tree Academy, CLICK HERE.
I-TREE ACADEMY LOGISTICS
Registration is limited to participants from the United States, due to the limitations of several of the key i-Tree tools that will be part of the Academy lesson plan. Bi-monthly web-meetings using Zoom will be on Wednesday dates, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern time. Ideally, students should be available to participate in all online sessions.
In order to provide the best user experience and provide program support, technical assistance and web services, all participants will be asked to pay a $100 registration fee, due by Jan 3, 2020.
Since some individuals may not be able to secure funds to attend, we are offering three scholarships to the training program. We hope that this will enable participation by a wide range of interested stakeholders.
To register for the workshop series, more information will be coming soon. Please check back for the details.
We will be using the Zoom web-based platform for all workshop sessions. Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. For more information on Zoom, Click Here.
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+; Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome; Linux: Firefox, Chrome