ENVR 400 students win first prize for poster at sustainability event
Congratulations to Emma Hendry, Amani Olia, Kimberly San, and Cherry Tam for winning first prize for their poster at Hubbub, the City of Vancouver City Studio event on April 7th, 2017. This team of ENVR 400 students won for their poster about their year-long community project entitled "Branching Out: A Citizen Science Approach to Monitoring Vancouver's Urban Forests". They partnered with the City, and with teachers and students from Norma Rose Point School to (1) investigate park users' perceptions of urban forests and interest in citizen science, (2) develop and test urban forest monitoring activities designed for grade 3 students, and (3) combine results from surveys, activities, and teacher feedback to make recommendations on how the City could implement future citizen science programs targeting urban forests.
City Studio is "an innovation hub where City staff, students and community co-create experimental projects to make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful".