15 Feb @ RTBG- Citizen Science- Walking With Trees


Walking With Trees

Citizen Science – a Plant Hunter Adventure

Presented by Yoav Daniel Bar-Ness

Saturday February 15th 2014

 Join Yoav Daniel Bar-Ness, an outreach ecologist and editor of the Tasmanian Geographic, for a guided walk to meet some of the significant trees in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Yoav will give an introduction to the concept of trees as individuals; you’ll learn about citizen science, forests around the world, deep geological time, and how to “read” a tree.

You’ll also discover some of the educational concepts behind the Plant Hunter project and field-test the smartphone navigation technology that is built into the project’s website. Learn how individual trees can link storytelling, science and geography in an educational and enjoyable way.

The sessions will commence in the new Education Room, located in the Visitor Centre at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, where Yoav will give an introduction before heading out on the guided walk through the Gardens.

Each participant will also receive a Souvenir Tree Walk Map!

Session 1 10.45am – 12.30pm

Session 2 1.30pm – 3.15pm

Cost: $10 per walk

To book call 6236 3050. Bookings essential.

To learn more about Yoav and his adventures, go to the Plant Hunter website and explore the Head Hunter and Wild Hunter sections

This presentation is a joint venture of Plant Hunter and the RTBG. Plant Hunter is funded through the Inspiring Australia initiative of the Australian Government.




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