ACER, Carolinian Canada Coalition (CCC), and Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC) organized the event Community Solutions in a Changing Climate: Coping with Change in our Backyard which took place at Humber College on May 23rd-24th, 2013. The event was a success and brought together ENGOs, citizen scientists including teachers and students, scientists including a Canadian […]
On Tues. May 14th, 2013, over 100 Loyalty One employees came out to Humber Arboretum with ACER to measure trees and pull invasive species. The workers worked in ACER’s experimental plots including the Go Global forest plot, Planting for Change plot, and biodiversity experimental plot. Thanks to Loyalty One for a great day!
On May 8th, 2013 ACER trained volunteers and U of T Scarborough interns how to measure small and mature trees at Humber Arboretum. We also learnt about invasive species such as garlic mustard and toured the Go Global, P4C, and Biodiversity Experimental Plot. We even spotted a deer and a snake. Thanks to everyone who […]
On May 7th, Armadale P.S. in Markham, ON planted trees and shrubs for their new P4C site located next to their outdoor classroom. This is the first school to have the P4C program in their schoolyard in the York Region. The enthusiastic students measured 15 trees and many different grades participated in this event. Congratulations […]
Our President, Alice Casselman, was interviewed by Leslie Scrivener for an article that was published in the Toronto Star on January 26th, 2013. The article is called “Trees in winter bare their beauty”. Read online: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/01/26/trees_in_winter_bare_their_beauty.html Alice also appeared in the Mississauga News’ article “Who cares about trees in winter?” which was published Jan. 27th, […]
On Nov. 13th, 2012, the grade 9 classes and members of the eco-club at Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, ON measured a sample of mature trees at the side of their school. About 30 trees were flagged and measured and students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, how to measure the different parts of […]
On Sept. 21st, 2012, Alice Casselman, the President of ACER won the COEO Award and a life time membership to COEO. This award was presented to Alice in recognition of her ongoing and outstanding contribution to the promotion and development of outdoor education in the Province of Ontario. Congratulations Alice!
Thank everybody for the interest in our Planting for Change program! We still have 2 spots left for the fall planting. The funding application is due on May 14th! If you are still interested, please contact with us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please save the date! ACER invites you to attend to our Annual General Meeting! To be held at 7 p.m. at the Humber Urban Ecology Center, Humber Arboretum on June 4th, 2012. Lynn Short will lead a ‘discovery walk’ through our projects at Humber starting at 4:30 p.m.Registration will start at 6:30 p.m. and the […]
On Friday, February 10, 2012, ACER attended the 63rd annual Ontario Forestry Association Conference held at the Nottawasaga Inn located in Alliston, Ontario. The theme of the 2012 Conference was “Prescription for Nature: Healthy Forests for Healthy People” . Over 250 landowners, students, educators, and resource professionals from across Ontario attended the conference. ACER had […]