Plant A Smile

Plant A Smile is a 4H club in West Newton. We concentrate on learning about plants, science, outdoor adventure, technology,
photography and SMILES! The club was founded on January 11, 2013. Currently our big project is mapping all the soldiers from the Civil War Memorial at the Newton Cemetery with the online Arc GIS software.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Arnold Arboretum

We visited the Arnold Arboretum and Donna Tremonte, an applications programer, showed us how the arboretum uses GIS to map over 15,000 plants! Donna explained to us what GIS is, how you use GIS, how to use the arboretum's interactive map and how she got involved with plants and GIS. When she finished, we went to the visitors center and then walked around the arboretum. Is was REALLY cold out but we hunted and found the arboretum's tree of the month - a Dawn Redwood. We had lots of fun and learned a lot. THANKS DONNA!

Credit to everyone for the awesome pictures!


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