There are 7 new Planting for Change (P4C) schools in spring and fall of 2017. TD FEF funded the projects, which brought schools and their wider communities together to create mini-climate change outdoor classrooms/labs. The school plants 61 native trees and shrubs and monitors five different indicator species each year on the “birthday” of the trees. The seven schools are Blessed Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School, Central Peel Secondary School, Humberview Secondary School, Princess Margaret Public School, Diamond Trail Public School, Burnt Elm Public School, and John William Boich Public School.
Burnt Elm Public School, Diamond Trail Public School, Blessed Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School, Central Peel Secondary School, and Princess Margaret Public School were planted in spring 2017. Humberview Secondary School and John William Boich Public School were planted in fall of 2017.
By the end of 2017 the P4C network will be 57 schools strong!
ACER would like to thank the dedicated “green spark” teachers who have made this project come to life for their school communities this spring: Lorina, Vanya, Rob, Heather, Nancy, Andrew, and Katrina. Schools interested in establishing a P4C outdoor climate change lab in 2018 can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org