The US Forest Service and several key partners are offering a live online training called the i-Tree Academy, designed to introduce i-Tree tools to a class of 35-40 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 monthly online web sessions over a 6-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. Each month participants will complete assignments and reading related to the two-hour online monthly 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.
The course begins on December 12, 2018 via the web. Course sessions will be from 12:30-2:30 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 opens soon.
To learn more, or to register, visit https://www.unri.org/itreeacademy/