Niagara Parks Commission Training

On Friday, September 9th, 2011, ACER facilitated a training session at the Paradise Grove Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake, where one of ACER’s one-hectare biodiversity observation plots is located. Staffs and volunteers from Niagara Parks Commission participated in the training, which included how to monitor tree species diversity and health on standard one-hectare forest plots using Smithsonian protocol.   ACER’s president, Alice […]

STAO Conference 2011

Alice Casselman will presenting “Get your hands and head around Climate Change in your own schoolyard” at the STAO 2011 Conference in Toronto. From 1 pm to 2 pm at the Hamilton Room, DoubleTree by Hilton, Toronto Airport Monitor long-term effects on trees using measurement equipment, manuals, and international protocols. Understand impacts projected by IPPC […]

OTF Training

On Friday, August 5th, 2011, ACER facilitated a 2-hour workshop for secondary teachers at the Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. The Ontario Teachers Federation within its Professional Learning Program offered a 3-day workshop called “Going Green – Learning Goes Outdoors,” which allows the teachers to learn about different ways to incorporate the environmental education within their […]

OTF Training – Bark Lake

On July 27, 2011 ACER facilitated the training of teachers from across Ontario at Bark Lake. The Ontario Teachers Federation within its Professional Learning Program offered a workshop called “Going Green – Learning Goes Outdoors,” which allows the teachers to learn about different ways to incorporate the environmental education within their curriculum. ACER’s president, Alice […]

AGM 2011 at Humber Arboretum

On Monday, June 27, ACER hosted the 2011 Annual General Meeting at the Humber Urban Ecology Center, Mississauga. Members were updated on ACER activities. ACER Members also celebrated ACER’s 10-year partnership with Humber Arboretum as well as ACER’s 20th year. Alice Cassleman presented Chair Tom Smith and Counselor Suzan Hall with certificates of appreciation for […]

Richmond Street PS – Planting for Change

On Fri, June 24, ACER started a Planting for Change program at Richmond St PS, Thorold, Ontario. The Planting for Change Program allows students to collect data on the health and yearly growth of their tree plantings as they explore issues surrounding climate change locally and globally. Hands-on involvement with the planting and data collecting […]

TL Kennedy SS – Measuring Day

On Tuesday June 21, 2011 ACER continued the monitoring of the TL Kennedy plot in Mississauga. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. Tree tags were also put in place to further help the monitoring of the plot. P4C Coordinator, Sophie Lu, Volunteer Dillon and Volunteer Nahed worked to maintain the […]

Herb Campbell PS – Green Futures Award Ceremony

On Monday, June 20, 2011 ACER attended an Awards Ceremony at Herb Campbell PS, Caledon. The Green Futures National Award is presented to one school across Canada annually that demonstrates environmental sustainability via its initiatives/actions. At Herb Campbell P.S., the environmental initiatives and actions are a collaborative effort on the part of our students, staff, […]

TL Kennedy SS – Planting for Change

On Thursday, June 2, 2011 ACER started TL Kennedy’s first Planting for Change Program in Mississagua. The Planting for Change Program allows students to collect data on the health and yearly growth of their tree plantings as they explore issues surrounding climate change locally and globally. ACER helped TL Kennedy’s students and staff plant their […]

Ridgewood PS – 1st Birthday!

On Thursday June 2, 2011 Ridgewood PS celebrated their 1st year birthday in Mississauga for the Planting for Change project which enables students and teachers to maintain and measure their own personal tree plot. ACER celebrated 1 year since the program was introduced to Ridgewood. A yearly measurement was taken by ACER scientists, students and […]