Urban Forest Stewards program is a chance for community members to be educated and trained on the workings of our urban forest ecosystem. From tree biology and tree care to placemaking and ecosystem services, these informative and interactive adult-education sessions are designed to inspire the confidence and actions required to become a steward of Austin’s urban forest.
This intensive three-month course includes two classes per month Tuesdays and Saturdays starting in January 2019. The course will culminate with the UFS Summit in which students will present the Stewardship Projects related to trees, urban forestry, or green infrastructure that they prepared over the three-month course.
Course dates include: January 15 & 19, February 12 & 16, March 26 & 30, and May 11. Tuesday classes will be lecture based from 6 pm to 9 pm. Saturday classes will be field based from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
In addition to the UFS class, we will be offering 5 workshops that are a half day to full day focused on a specific skill set that Urban Forest Stewards need for their community projects. Topics include grant writing, project scoping, volunteer organizing, tree ID, and so much more.
Requests for specific courses may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Because of this class, I now see trees, really see them. I now know how to take care of them! The stewardship project made me apply what I was learning. And I got involved with my neighborhood, got to meet lots of people and started making a difference..”
~Pujeeta Chowdhary, graduate of the
Urban Forest Steward Course