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SubjectBIOLOGY/ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ MATHS
SubjectBIOLOGY/ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ MATHSWatch to discover Treezilla
Treezilla introduces students to the study of trees through hands-on learning.
Young arborists take part in an ambitious project to map all of Britain’s trees and record vital data about tree disease and the environmental benefits that trees provide. The map will be used for education, outreach and research purposes and UK’s Biological Surveillance.
Students select trees within their local area and gather data about them. They upload this information to Treezilla, the Open Science Laboratory’s national map of trees. Using Treezilla, students can see the impact individual trees are having on their community.
Student surveyors then investigate the wider data sets to develop solutions and strategies to benefit the local community. To impact change within their community, some may choose to share their findings with the wider community and, possibly, local authorities.