Green City Data Project -- Youth Inventory of Natural Areas

Date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 1993 to Monday, August 31, 1998
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Adults | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | History/policy/law | Life science
Organization:
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland State University
Description or Abstract: 

Green City Data is an after-school community service project. Teams of secondary students are trained to inventory urban natural areas selected by regional resource planning agencies to supplement their own data collection efforts. Representatives from seven agencies and educational institutions initiated this project to support development of a system of greenspaces within the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington metropolitan area. This consortium includes expertise in resource management, geography, biology, computer telecommunications, science education and community coordination. These and other community professionals tech students and volunteer team leaders (teachers or other adults) the basics of habitat identification and mapping in the context of regional planning. ***

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
9353559
Funding Amount: 
707567

Team Members

Gail WhitneyGail WhitneyPrincipal Investigator
Michael HouckMichael HouckCo-Principal Investigator
James GillenJames GillenCo-Principal Investigator
Joseph PoracskyJoseph PoracskyCo-Principal Investigator
Ellen Lanier-PhelpsEllen Lanier-PhelpsFormer Co-Principal Investigator

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