Earth Day Community Tree Planting Festival

[scrollGallery id=27] On Saturday, April 21, 2012, ACER Participated in the “Earth Day Community Tree Planting Festival” at Princess Point to take benchmark measurements of the 10 species of trees planted. Throughout the day ACER worked with young naturalist and volunteers in monitoring the mass planting using a scientifically-sound sampling

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Halton Eco Festival

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, ACER attended the 12th annual Halton Eco Festival at the Glen Abbey Community Centre in Oakville. This event was organized by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights, and it was a one-day environmental fair for sustainable living and biodiversity. At the

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Training Day at Humber Arboretum

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, ACER held a training event for interns and other interested people at Humber Arboretum. The goal of the training was to instruct people to use international protocol carrying out forest inventory. During the training, participants split up into two teams and measured trees from two

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Sharing Our Experiences Workshop

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, ACER attended the Sharing Experiences Workshop held by the Conservation of Hamilton. The goal of this workshop is to get together, share, learn and network for community based environmental groups. Throughout the day ACER participated in the event by sharing and learning about other organizations,

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ACER’s 2012 AGM. Save the date!

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

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Presentation to Kiwanis Club of Islington

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, ACER was invited by the Kiwanis Club of Islington, and gave a presentation to the club members about “Get your hands and head around Climate Change”. The aim of this club is to serve the community of Etobicoke and the children of the world. During

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TDSB Eureka Conference

On Friday, February 17, 2012, ACER attended the 6th annual Toronto District School Board “Eureka” conference held at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute. The aim of the conference is to improve student achievement in science and to motivate students to continue studying science. At the conference, ACER had exhibitions showcasing the

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OFA Annual Conference

  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

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Canadian Charities: Imagine Canada’s Sector Monitor

A survey conducted by Imagine Canada in 2011 has found that: Canadian Charities continue to experience difficulty carrying out their mission. Some charities consider themselves at risk. There are signs of stress within the charities. Revenues have remained the same, in comparison to previous years. There have not been significant

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West Credit Secondary School – Planting for Change

On Wednesday, November 2, ACER started its 15th Planting for Change site at West Credit Secondary School, Mississauga. 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

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Humber Arboretum Measuring

On Thursday, Oct 27, 2011, students from Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School started collecting data on the trees just planted on Oct 25 at Humber Arboretum. They also put on t-bars, burlaps, mulch, and tree guards to further protect the little trees. A day well spent! ACER helped the students

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Humber Arboretum – Planting for Change

On Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011, ACER partnered up with Humber Arboretum in the Planting for Change Program allowing students to collect data on the health and yearly growth of their tree plantings as they explore issues surrounding climate change locally and globally. Students from Blessed John XXIII Catholic School and

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Quaker Road Public School – Planting for Change

On Friday, Oct 21, 2011, ACER started Quaker Road’s first Planting for Change Program in Welland. 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 Quaker Road’s

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Hands dirty for the Earth

Written by Steve Henschel, Published on October 14, 2011 by NiagaraThisWeek.com (Original Source) Welland students plant trees to monitor effects of climate change The playground at Princess Elizabeth Public School as some new leafy tenants thanks to a handful of passionate students, the Association for Canadian Educational Resources and Climate

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Princess Elizabeth Public School – Planting for Change

On October 13, 2011, ACER started Princess Elizabeth Public School Planting for Change Program in Welland. 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 the school

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Appleby College – Measuring Day

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, ACER continued the monitoring of the Appleby College Planting for Change plot in Oakville. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. All the trees, which were planted in 2008, are healthy and thriving; the plot is maintained very well. Project Coordinator,

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Oakville Trafalgar SS – Measuring Day

On Tuesday November 19, 2010 ACER continued the monitoring of the Oakville Trafalgar plot in Oakville. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. The plot is doing well, a sign of proper maintenance and care on the part of students and staff. Our thanks go out

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Applewood SS – Measuring Day

On November 19, 2010 ACER continued the monitoring of the Applewood plot in Mississauga. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. The plot is doing well, a sign of proper maintenance and care on the part of students and staff. Our thanks go out to everyone

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Robert Bateman High School – Measuring Day

On November 18, 2010 ACER continued the monitoring of the Robert Bateman plot in Burlington. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. The plot is doing well, a sign of proper maintenance and care on the part of students and staff. Our thanks go out to

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Christ the King SS – Measuring Day

On November 17, 2010 ACER continued monitoring the Christ the King plot. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. The plot is doing well, a sign of proper maintenance and care on the part of students and staff. Our thanks go out to everyone who helped

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Herb Campbell PS – Measuring Day

On November 17, 2010 ACER continued monitoring the Herb Campbell plot in Caledon. Taking more measurements and seeing to the maintenance of the plot. The plot is doing well, a sign of proper maintenance and care on the part of students and staff. Our thanks go out to everyone who

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Humber Youth Stewardship – Planting

On September 26, 2010 ACER facilitated a Humber Youth Stewardship Planting. The goal of this program is to engage local youth in the restoration and monitoring of natural areas. The planting that took place today was part of a restoration process that brings damaged areas back to full health. We

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Want to be a Citizen Scientist?

Willow Park to survey its trees this week Published by InsideHalton.com on July 26, 2010 (See original source) Want to know more about how to identify trees and monitor their growth? Willow Park Ecology Centre Stewardship Committee (WPECSC) has partnered with the Ministry of Natural Resources through their Stewardship Rangers

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Humber Youth Stewardship – Summer Project Started

On June 22, 2010 Humber Youth began the Summer segment of the Humber Youth Stewardship Program. This program focuses on training students to remove invasive species in a selected  area, to carry out a base line inventory of remaining native trees and to lead a community restoration planting. The area

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Ridgewood PS – Planting for Change

On June 4, 2010 ACER started Ridgewood Public School’s first Planting for Change Program in Mississauga. 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 Ridgewood’s students

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AGM 2010 at The Unitarian Congregation South Peel

On May 31, 2010 Acer hosted its 2010 Annual general meeting in the Green Hall of The Unitarian Congregation. The meeting consisted of an update on current ACER activities as well as a review of ACER’s programs. Thanks to all those who came out and we hope to see you

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Belfountain PS – Let’s Plant, Measure and Mulch

On May 25, 2010 ACER worked with Belfountain Public School students and staff to facilitate the “Let’s Plant, Measure and Mulch” program at Humber Arboretum. This program offers teachers and environment clubs a unique chance to relate science to technology, society and the environment at our Outdoor Climate Change Laboratory

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St. Jude Catholic School – Let’s Plant, Measure and Mulch

On May 18, 2010 ACER worked with St. Jude Catholic School students and staff to facilitate the “Let’s Plant, Measure and Mulch” program at Humber Arboretum. This program offers teachers and environment clubs a unique chance to relate science to technology, society and the environment at our Outdoor Climate Change

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Guido de Bres High School – Planting for Change

On May 17, 2010 ACER started Guido Bres first Planting for Change Program in Hamilton. 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 the high school

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John Fisher Junior PS – Planting for Change

On May 14, 2010 ACER started John Fisher Junior Public School’s first Planting for Change Program in Toronto. 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

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St. Roch – Let’s Plant, Measure and Mulch

On May 10, 2010 ACER worked with St. Roch correspondents to facilitate the “Let’s Plant, Measure and Mulch” program at Humber Arboretum. This program offers teachers and environment clubs a unique chance to relate science to technology, society and the environment at our Outdoor Climate Change Laboratory located at the

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Earth Day – Downsview Park

On April 25, 2004, Earth Day, ACER planted trees at Downsview Park in a demo plot. The plot will needed to be measured again later this Spring and we look forward to the growth and development of the plot. Our thanks go out to all that helped plant and measure,

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AGM 2009 at The Unitarian Congregation South Peel

On June 2, 2009 ACER host its Annual General Meeting at the Green Hall of The Unitarian Congregation. The meeting consisted of an update on current ACER activities as well as a review of ACER’s programs. Thanks to all those who came out and we hope to see you next

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Herb Campbell PS – Planting for Change

On October 27, 2008 ACER started Herb Campbell’s first Planting for Change Program. 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 the high school students and

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STAO Presentation

On December 14, 2007 ACER presented for The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario. ACER gave an overview of the programs that we offer to educators from across the province as well as independant organizations and members of the community. ACER is thankful to STAO for the opportunity to inform educators

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STAO Conference 2007

On November 15-17, 2007 ACER attended a conference hosted by The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel in Toronto. ACER gave an overview of the programs that we offer to educators from across the province as well as independant organizations and members of the community. ACER

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EcoSource – Earth Day

On April 21, 2007 ACER celebrated Earth Day by holding a display at Square One Mississauga in an EcoSource hosted event. We had an enjoyable time and we hope those that viewed our display were motivated to think green.

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