Green City Data Project — Youth Inventory of Natural Areas

September 15th, 1993 - August 31st, 1998 | PROJECT

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. ***

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Team Members

Gail Whitney, Principal Investigator, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology
Michael Houck, Co-Principal Investigator, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
James Gillen, Co-Principal Investigator
Joseph Poracsky, Co-Principal Investigator, Portland State University
Ellen Lanier-Phelps, Former Co-Principal Investigator


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9353559
Funding Amount: 707567


Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | History | policy | law | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Citizen Science Programs | Public Programs