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March 10 - 13, 2023 

Tree-Ring Spring
A free, multidisciplinary, field-oriented introduction to tree rings, climate, and sustainability. Open to all majors and experience levels!

From March 10th - 13th, 2023, the Idaho Tree Ring Lab and the University of Idaho Student Sustainability Cooperative hosted a free, tree ring science and sustainability-focused research/educational field weekend at the UIdaho MOSS campus (3 hours south of Moscow).

With this field weekend, we specifically hope to bring together a group of students who have historically been marginalized from American Geosciences (i.e. LGBTQIA+ folks, BIPOC, people with health impairments, women, genderqueer people, Latinx community, international students, non-native English speakers). Additionally, we hope to include disciplines that are traditionally excluded from the Geosciences like the arts and humanities.

Over the three days at MOSS, ITRL graduate students and undergraduate participants explored topics such as:

  • Introduction to dendrochronology, ecology, and climate concepts

  • Dendrochronology field work and lab practices

    • Sample collection in the field

    • Sample preparation: mounting, sanding

    • Sample analysis: reading the rings of trees

  • Anti-oppression training

  • Indigeneous roundtable

  • Field note and photography art workshops

  • Screen-printing and tree-ring printmaking

  • Eco-poetry sessions

  • Not to mention fireside chats, card games, snowy shenanigans, good food, and more!

The Tree Ring Spring Field Weekend was made possible by a generous Sustainable Initiatives Fund grant from the University of Idaho Student Sustainability Cooperative.


Tree Ring Spring 2023

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