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Discover the Forest Challenge (Part 2)

  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 1900 Anacostia Drive Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)

Enjoy the outdoors and protect our trees at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Come out to join Corazón Latino, the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection and Conservation Education staff, Hispanic Access Foundation, Parks RX America, Unity Health Care, GreenLatinos and the National Park Service, at the beautiful Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to enjoy activities for kids and adults, learn from Entomologists (scientists who study insects!) and engage in civic science using iNaturalist and iTree. Together with scientists and educators, we’ll Descubre el Bosque (Discover the Forest) and talk about ways we can address issues around an invasive beetle known as the emerald ash borer. Originally from Asia, the emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of ash trees nationwide, reducing tree canopy, the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wellbeing of our communities. Let’s take action as civic scientists to help protect our trees and our communities and learn how we can all take part in forest restoration!

Be ready to observe, learn, dance, eat, and make new friends. All 4th graders will receive a free Every Kid in a Park pass to visit public lands, such as, forests, parks, and waters, until September 1, with the whole family!  

Where:

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

1900 Anacostia Ave SE

Washington, DC 20020

When:

Sunday, June 10

Time:

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

What should you bring?

  • A fully charged cell phone or tablet
  • Install the iNaturalist App prior to arrival
  • Download i-Tree - MyTree and i-Tree Design
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • An excitement for learning and discovery

The event is FREE, but you must RSVP!

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