University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

UWEC Campus Tree Inventory and GIS Mapping

30 hours


Community partner: UWEC Facilities Management
Supervisor: Daria Hutchinson
Beginning date:
2018-01-29
Ending Date:
2018-12-31

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer This project contributes to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's efforts to become certified as a Tree Campus USA. Students will identify and map tree species on campus for certification and to create a tree species map. Students will make a lasting contribution to estimates for offsetting campus carbon emissions and a species map for use in university instruction and research.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Facilities Management at UW- Eau Claire ensures a quality built and natural environment conducive to student learning in creating a supportive campus community.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Interest in and basic knowledge of tree species identification (training and tree identification materials provided). Experience using applications via smart phone or tablet.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Students will learn tree identification and geographical mapping skills. They will also gain experience working with an on campus department. Students will make a lasting contribution to estimates for offsetting campus carbon emissions and a species map for use in university instruction and research.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Students have opportunities to work on this project in the following timeframes: Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018. During spring and fall 2018, students need to commit to 3 hours per week. For the summer, students need to work with the supervisor to schedule 30 hours. The work schedule is very flexible. Once trained students can establish the hours and days of the week they wish to work.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Maximum of 2 students will be selected during each semester and summer.