Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Get to Know Your Street Trees

trees and leaves
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Adult Program
Location: Meet at ECHO Center front Entrance on the Burlington Waterfront
Fee: Free with registration

Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington Geographic explores and celebrates the natural and cultural features contributing to Burlington’s unique character. In this field workshop series, we bring educators, community leaders, and passionate residents to Burlington’s common grounds to learn about our city and build the skills to interpret its natural and built environments.

What stories do our trees tell? Elise Schadler, Burlington’s Urban and Community Forester, takes us on a walking tour across Burlington’s waterfront and Old North End for an exploration of our most iconic street trees. In addition to learning to identify our most common (and unusual) species, we’ll learn to coax stories from our built environment, and discover what our street trees say about Burlington’s culture, history and future.

Burlington Geographic Field Workshop Series:

  • Saturday, September 24: Reading the Landscape
  • Friday, September 30: Get to Know Your Street Trees
  • Saturday, October 8: Land and Lake
  • Sunday, October 16: New Farms, New Foods
  • Saturday, October 22: Roads and Rails

These workshops complement Burlington Geographic’s concurrent public presentations series. Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to attend!

Burlington Geographic is an initiative of the PLACE Program, a partnership between Shelburne Farms and the University of Vermont.

Registration Details: 

Registration required.  Contact Sean Beckett ([email protected]) with any questions.


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