Antelope Valley Press

Learn about trees at the TreeCircus Virtual Assembly

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PALMDALE — Students in kindergart­en through sixth grade are invited to learn about trees and urban forestry in an interactiv­e, educationa­l program today.

The TreeCircus Virtual Assembly will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Marie Kerr Recreation Center, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

Admission is free. Register at www.cityofpalm­dale.org/ treecircus

The program will include a 30-minute recorded show, which will be followed by a live-streamed meet-and-greet.

Educator Timmy Womick and naturalist Grayson Keating

will explain tree biology and urban forestry in a way that all ages will find engaging and inspiring, according to the program descriptio­n from the City of Palmdale.

The program will also feature special appearance­s by Treetures, whimsical characters that guide students through activities that are both developmen­tally appropriat­e and scientific­ally accurate.

Following the virtual presentati­on, Palmdale’s Landscape Inspector Evan Armstrong, a certified arborist, will talk about the benefits of urban forestry and the number and types of trees found in Palmdale.

The event will conclude with a walk around the park to discuss the trees found there and a chance to explore a forestry truck.

“This program recognizes and emphasizes that trees are a vital resource to our community and serve as an important link with nature for California’s residents,” Recreation Supervisor Laura Rice said. “We’re thrilled to present this free learning adventure for our students and their parents that’s packed with fun and valuable informatio­n.”

For informatio­n, call Laura Rice at 661-267-5905 or email lrice@cityofpalm­dale. org

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