Make friends and have fun volunteering at the CU AppleBlitz!

Apples are abundant this year and the Boulder Apple Tree Project is ready to add to the 700 trees already tagged and measured! How many more trees will we be able to find this year? We need your help for the Apple Blitz 2021 that will be conducted on Saturday, September 25, from 8 to 11 am. This year, we will be focusing on locating and sampling trees from neighborhoods in Martin Acres and North Boulder. Teams of undergraduate students who are taking a class that is using the apple trees to understand local ecological systems will be partnered with community members to survey these neighborhood trees. Our goal is to have 1-2 community volunteers partnered with a group of 2-3 undergraduates to carry out these tree measurements. We will meet in the courtyard between the CU Museum of Natural History and the Shakespeare Festival Stage at 8 am for check-in, meeting your group, and a quick tutorial on taking measurements. After field collections are complete, we will reconvene at the Museum of Natural History to return equipment, share experiences, have a snack, and hear about the work of artist Sam Van Aken who will be creating three heritage apple multi-grafted trees in Boulder County. Please stay to enjoy the new exhibit in the Museum's Tree Space that highlights the work of undergraduate students with the BATP over the past 4 years. Please register by Monday, September 13 to secure your spot on a tree team!

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8:00am to 11:00am

Museum of Natural History (Henderson)
1035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

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Workshop/Training, Exhibit, Featured Event, Outreach, Community Engagement


Arts & Culture


adult programs, LIS, CUMNH, FD

CU Museum of Natural History
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