P4C Tree Re-measuring at Montclair P.S.

On the afternoon of Oct. 23rd, 2013, Mrs. Ferris’s grade 6 class came outside to measure the trees in their schoolyard that were planted last year as part of the P4C program. Ina Legzdins, a member of Oakville Green, also helped to assist the students in re-measuring the trees. The

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P4C Tree Re-measuring at West Credit S.S.

On Oct. 23rd, two classes from West Credit S.S. in Mississauga helped to re-measure the trees on their schoolyard that are part of the P4C program. The students also helped to put on tree guards and take a soil sample of their site. Thanks to the students and teachers for

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P4C Tree Re-measuring at Princess Elizabeth P.S.

On the afternoon of Oct. 22nd, 2013, the eco-club members at Princess Elizabeth P.S. in Welland, ON helped to measure the trees in their P4C plot. The students helped to measure the diameter at 1.3m, crown width, height, and assessed the health of the trees. Other students also helped to

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P4C Tree Re-measuring at Assumption Catholic E.S.

On Oct. 22nd, Mrs. Martineau’s class helped ACER re-measure the trees that were planted last fall in St. Catharines, ON. The shrubs around the trees grew significantly large and the students helped to pull weeds as well. Thanks to Mrs. Martineau’s class for partaking in the measuring of the trees!

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P4C tree re-measuring at Oakville Trafalgar H.S.

Mrs. Hume’s grade 9 enhanced class re-measured the P4C plot located on Oakville Trafalgar H.S.’s schoolyard grounds. The plot was established in 2008 and all 45 shrubs are still flourishing and trees have grown very large! The students measured and mulched their plot and now have a plaque which describes

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Community Mapping Event in Fonthill, ON

On Friday October 18th, 2013, ACER and Climate Action Niagara (CAN) hosted a Community Mapping workshop at St. John’s Nature Centre in Fonthill, ON. The associate partners were Land Care Niagara, Niagara Restoration Council, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, and the District School Board of Niagara. Participants were given maps of

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Planting Day at St. Joan of Arc Catholic S.S.

On Oct. 17th, 200 students took part in the establishment of a Planting for Change plot in St. Joan of Arc S.S. schoolyard. Mr. Gucciardi, a landscape architect teacher, was the green spark for the project and students learnt how to map, measure, and properly plant the native indicator tree

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P4C Tree Re-measuring at Smithville H.S.

On Friday Oct. 11th, Mr. Wonder’s science class from Smithville Christian H.S. re-measured their P4C trees. They also celebrated the 1 year anniversary of the planting of their P4C plot with a delicious fall tree cake! [scrollGallery id=53]

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Halton Forest Festival 2013

ACER attended the Halton Forest Festival for the second year in a row and taught students how to measure mature trees in the forest at Rattlesnake Point. Thanks to all the students and festival organizers for the wonderful time in the forest! See photos from 2012-2013 in gallery below. [scrollGallery

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St. Michael E.S. Planting Day

Thanks to St. Michael’s Elementary School for a wonderful day of planting and measuring trees. The mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, DSBN, Climate Action Niagara and the principal, teachers and students of St. Michael’s E.S. all came out to celebrate the trees and shrubs that were planted. This is ACER’s 23rd Planting

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**Regional Ecology Project: A community Mapping Event**

Learn of biodiversity risks and the opportunities to address them! Help to locate and discuss future projects that help ecosystems adapt to climate impacts. Join us at the St. Johns Outdoor Education Centre. Free entrance but LIMITED SEATING. RSVP by Oct 10th, 2013 at info@climateactionniagara.ca For more information, click here.

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P4C Planting Day at Marydale Park Facility

ACER helped students at Marydale Park Facility in Mount Hope, ON plant the P4C suite of trees on the property. The day was a success and students learnt how to properly plant, measure and mulch trees. A perfect way to celebrate National Forest week!  

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Monitoring at Willow Park Ecology Centre

On Wednesday and Thursday July 30th and 31st, ACER trained the Ministry of Natural Resources Stewardship Rangers  to take measurements of the trees at Willow Park Ecology Centre in Georgetown. The students measured trees in the 10 quadrats that are located at the park.

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Get Outside Ontario

ACER went to Get Outside Ontario at Rouge Park in Toronto to help train youth leaders how to measure trees and develop leadership skills. The youth measured 20 mature trees and recorded the data as part of an inventory of the trees at Glen Forest Campgrounds.

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Leslieville Tree Festival in Toronto

ACER participated in the Leslieville Tree Festival in Toronto on Saturday June 22nd, 2013. Although it poured rain, the event was a success and was organized by LEAF. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!

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Richmond Street P.S. Re-measuring day

The students, teachers, and principal came out on Friday to help re-measure the trees and maintain their P4C plot. Students mulched and weeded the area to help the trees grow over the hot summer. Thanks to the students and ACER volunteers who helped remeasure the trees on this plot in

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T.L. Kennedy S.S. P4C Re-measuring day

On June 14th, eco-club members and students of T.L. Kennedy re-measured their P4C trees. The trees are healthy and tree guards were taken off to prevent bugs from growing underneath. T.L. Kennedy S.S. is located on Hurontario Street in Mississauga, a major road in the city. Thanks to the students

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Loyalty One Field Day

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

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Training day at Humber Arboretum

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

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Armadale P.S. Planting Day!

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

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Halton Eco Festival

ACER participated at the Halton Eco Festival this past Saturday April 6th, 2013. It was organized by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights and featured live presentations of exotic animals and 50 educational booths. Please see link for more details: http://oakvillepeacecentre.org/haltonecofest/  

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ACER in the Toronto Star and Mississauga News

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?”

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Humber Arboretum P4C Remeasuring Day

On Sat. Nov. 24th, 2012 the YAG group of students remeasured the 15 trees on Humber Arboretum’s P4C site. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. Humber Arboretum is located at Humber College’s North Campus in Toronto, ON and

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Measuring Our Resources at Norman Bethune C.I.

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

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Smithville Christian High School Planting Day Fall 2012

On Nov. 8th, 2012, Mr. Wonder’s class planted 15 trees and 45 shrubs for their P4C schoolyard site at Smithville Christian High School in Smithville, ON. The students’ hard work was celebrated with a wonderful tree cake and a visit from the mayor of Smithville. [scrollGallery id=36]

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Assumption Catholic E. S. Planting Day Fall 2012

The students at Assumption Catholic Elementary School had their Planting Day on Nov. 7th, 2012. This is ACER’s 19th P4C site and is located in St. Catharines, ON. Students learnt about climate change and how to plant, measure, and mulch trees. [scrollGallery id=37]

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Christ the King Secondary School P4C Remeasuring Day

On Nov. 6th, 2012, Mrs. Harris’s co-op class remeasured the trees at Christ the King S.S. P4C plot. The students learnt about tree anatomy, different species of trees, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. Christ the King S.S. is located in Georgetown, ON and this is

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Herb Campbell P.S. P4C Remeasuring Day

On Fri. Nov. 2nd, Mr. Hilaire’s grade 3 class remeasured the trees enthusiastically in the cold. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and the different parts of the tree. Herb Campbell Public School is located in Caledon, ON and its P4C site was established in 2008. See Herb

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West Credit S.S. P4C Remeasuring Day

On the morning of Nov. 2nd, the students at West Credit S.S. remeasured the 15 trees on their P4C site. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. The event was captured by the Mississauga News reporter Jan Dean. West

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Robert Bateman High School P4C Remeasuring Day

On October 25th, 2012, the students from Robert Bateman High School remeasured the trees on their P4C site. Alice Casselman, the president of ACER, also presented the high school with the Carolinian Canada Award for their environmental initiatives and leadership. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how

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ECOBUZZ 2012

On Oct. 24th, 2012, ACER provided tree measuring workshops to high school students from all over Peel Region. Students learnt how to measure the root collar, DBH, crown width, and total height of a tree. The ECOBUZZ workshops were held at Sheridan College and run by Ecosource. Photos below taken

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Appleby College P4C Remeasuring Day 2012

Appleby College’s after school eco-club remeasured the trees on their P4C site on Oct. 22nd, 2012. Appleby College is located in Oakville, ON and its P4C site was established in 2008. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. See

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Montclair Public School Planting Day Fall 2012

ACER’s third Fall 2012 Planting Day was at Montclair Public School in Oakville, ON. Over 100 students came out to help plant their new eco-lab to study the effects of climate change. Oakville Green members volunteered at the event and White Oaks Secondary School Students also helped to measure the

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David Suzuki S. S. Planting Day Fall 2012

On Oct. 18th, 2012, the students at David Suzuki Secondary School turned part of their schoolyard space into a living laboratory to study climate change. The high school students planted, measured, and mulched 15 trees. Around each tree 3 shrubs were also planted. David Suzuki S.S. is located in Brampton,

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Princess Elizabeth P.S. P4C Remeasuring Day

On the afternoon of Oct. 17th, 2012, Mr. High’s class remeasured the 15 trees on their P4C site and also weeded the plot. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. Princess Elizabeth P.S. is located in Welland, ON and

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Quaker Road Public School P4C Remeasuring Day

On Oct. 17th, 2012, the students at Quaker Road P.S. remeasured the 15 trees on their P4C site. The students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. Quaker Road P.S. is located in Welland, ON and its P4C site was established

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Halton Forest Festival

From Oct. 10th to Oct. 13th, 2012, ACER trained over 100 people and students to measure trees at the Halton Forest Festival. Classes came in by bus to Rattlesnake Point in Oakville, ON to participate in the first ever Halton Forest Festival. ACER was one of the many organizations that

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Oakville Trafalgar High School P4C Remeasuring Day

On October 2nd, 2012, Mrs. Hume’s class at Oakville Trafalgar High School remeasured the 15 trees at their P4C site. Students learnt about climate change, tree anatomy, and how to measure the different parts of the tree. Oakville Trafalgar High School is located in Oakville, ON and its P4C site

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TD Tree Days – Lowville Park

[scrollGallery id=39] On Sunday, September 30, 2012, ACER participated in the “40 million trees – TD Tree Days” program organized by TD Bank at the Lowville Park in Burlington Ontario. The project was run by TD Bank (Burloak Branch) and Trout Unlimited. Volunteers planted 250 trees along the Bronte Creek

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Applewood Heights P4C Remeasuring Day

On Sept. 27th, 2012, Mr. Rodriguez’s Gr. 11 and Gr. 12 physics classes remesaured 15 trees at their P4C schoolyard site. The students learnt about tree anatomy, different species of trees, and how to measure the different parts of a tree. Applewood Heights S.S. is located in Mississauga, ON and

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Alice Casselman wins COEO Award

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!

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Nature Connection at Downsview Park

[scrollGallery id=34] On Sunday, September 9, 2012, ACER trained members of the community in monitoring newly planted trees. Downsview Park staff, Jonathan Deshman, trained the nearly 20 volunteers on the proper techniques to plant trees and ACER instructed them on how to measure and keep track of the trees that

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2012 FutureWatch

Natural Connections Open House [scrollGallery id=33] On August 22, 2012, ACER participated on the first Natural Connections’ Open House organized by FutureWatch and Conservation Halton at Crawford Lake in Milton, Ontario. Over 50 new immigrants and new members of the community attended to a day full of activities, lectures and

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2012 AGM

ACER hosted its 2012 AGM at the Humber Arboretum, Toronto. At 4:30 p.m., Lynn Short led a walk through the area, showing the projects that ACER has established since the late 1990s. We would like to thank all who attended! ACER Team

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P4C Fall Planting

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 aceracreinfo@gmail.com

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