Bark: Get to Know Your Trees

April 26, 2021 6:00 pm
April 26, 2021 8:00 pm
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Learn to identify trees by their bark in this online class with Michael Wojtech, naturalist, educator, and author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast. Free. Co-hosted by Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.
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    The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Join Michael for an exploration of bark, which is always visible, in any season. As you hone your perceptive abilities you will learn about a system for identifying tree species by their bark, and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel?
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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