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 students and staff plant their way into a beautiful new tree plot. Now ready for data collecting and a whole host of other educational benefits to the students such as the possibility of outdoor classrooms and real field science. Thank you to everyone who helped out, students, staff, volunteers and our partner Climate Action Niagara! We will see you later this year for maintenance and monitoring.
ACER’s president, Alice Casselman, Program Coordinator, Ana Maria Martinez, Project Lead Sophie Lu and Intern Karishma, all helped coordinate the planting.
To learn more about Quaker Road’s green initiatives, click here.