Outdoor and Environmental Education → Instructional Programs → Residential Programs → Teacher Information → Tree Identification
learn to identify native trees as well as use hand-held global positioning
system (GPS) units. Working in groups, the students use the GPS units to
navigate to marked trees at the outdoor education center. Then, students use a
dichotomous key to identify the tree species they found. The role of trees in
the riparian buffer is emphasized.
lesson materials are designed to supplement and refresh the workshops. Teachers are strongly encouraged to attend a
training workshop before teaching the tree identification class. Teachers are encouraged to use the resources
below, but are welcome to adjust them to fit the needs of their students and
outdoor environmental education program.