Leafsnap: An Electronic Field Guide
Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. Leafsnap currently includes the trees of the Northeast and will soon grow to include the trees of the entire continental United States.
This website shows the tree species included in Leafsnap, the collections of its users, and the team of research volunteers working to produce it.
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The iPods were funded through a MassCUE Grant in 2011
The Faust Family funded the SLRHS Library iPad Lab in honor of Barbara Faust. Mrs. Faust worked as a library aide at Silver Lake.
A 21st Century Walk in the Woods@MassCUE
Using Leafsnap a Digital Field Guide
Students in the horticultural program have been using the digital field guide Leafsnap, complete with visual recognition software, to help identify leaves, flowers, and trees on school grounds and the nature reserve that surrounds the school campus. Students become producers of digital content by adding to the biodiversity database that is part of this free mobile app developed by researchers at Columbia University, University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian. Students will demonstrate how to use Leafsnap and share pictures from their walks.
Smithsonian Produced Video
Silver Lake@MassCUE 2012
Silver Lake Regional High School
SLRHS Conservation and Horticulture
The Conservation & Horticulture program prepares students for a career in the diverse and expanding Green Industry. The program focuses on various disciplines such as, Landscape Architecture; Arboriculture; Turf Management; Floral Design; Greenhouse Management; Natural Resources and Park Management.
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