Embrace Your Tree Community

Learn about forest and tree communities, their behaviors and interactions with one another. Investigate their ecological role and importance to us. Learn how to identify trees from shape, leaves, buds, and bark. Explore nearby parks to discuss, document and sketch the trees that we see, without forgetting to observe and record the species that depend on them. You'll also learn how can participate in gathering information easily about trees through citizen science to help climate and wildlife science. The first half of the class will be at CCAE and the second half of the class will be a walk.



Start Date

July 24, 2019









Wednesday, 1-4pm. Jul. 24

Instructors: Earthwise Aware


Earthwise Aware

Claire O’Neill is a conservationist, and the founder of Earthwise Aware, a global nature conservation nonprofit. Earthwise Aware (EwA) is determined to bring ecological knowledge, ethics & leadership in the daily life of people, and to the core of communities, organizations, and societies. Locally, EwA also connects people directly with Nature via experiential learning & conservation citizen science in our parks and reservations. Claire has traveled to over 40 countries across 5 continents –often in most remote wilderness areas. She has witnessed the human relationship to nature and its impact. Claire strongly believes that individually and together we can be ethically & ecologically engaged. Ethical Nature conservation is not circumstantial; it is a mindset that you acquire. Once on that path, a great many rewards for us become obvious, satisfaction out of practicing good ethics is almost addictive. Her favorite words: “Earthwise Aware —Because I Care!”