After morning icebreakers, the summer crew learned about tree space, landscape architects and arborists. The students then split up into groups to debate various proposals for a tree space design during a mock public meeting. They wrapped up the morning with a game of planning and design jeopardy.
|A group takes notes during the debate|
|Crew members deliberate during Jeopardy|
The afternoon segment kicked off with a power point about tree planting goals and our 3030 Rain Garden. Maisie explained to the crew the process of selecting the right trees for the garden.
|Maisie shows the crew a map of the District's tree canopy|
The crew then set off into the hot afternoon for the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. They broke off into teams to explore the beautiful gardens and analyze the landscape and treescape. Before leaving the site, the crew convened to discuss their findings. The day ended with a community planning activity.
|The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. See our self-guided tree map of this location!|
|A group examines trees surrounding the grotto|
|Crew members compare and discuss notes on the landscape|
See all of the photos from this event on Flickr.