Lab Journal

Smartluck #1: Scott Mehaffey

June 30, 2010 by Nelida

Today was Shadelab’s first Smartluck! Our guest speaker was Scott Mehaffey, the City of Chicago landscape coordinator. He gave a presentation to us about the city’s tree plan and about the benefit of trees. He also elaborated on how the process of acquiring a tree works, the factors that affect the environment such as cultural norms, economic backgrounds and such, and how there are so many organizations willing to help our project.

After his presentation, we broke up into groups to discuss ways we can improve our data collection in regards to trees, and how to market our project to the public (maybe having a free tree give-a-way?) and how we can turn our data into useful information. Overall, it was a very informative and exciting Smartluck.

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