OUR MISSION: As our climate changes, ACER supports communities with grassroots initiatives to plant trees, and educates on how to measure, monitor and report on tree health and growth.

Citizen Science

 ENGAGING AND TRAINING COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON HOW MEASURE AND MONITOR TREES AND REPORT ON TREE DATA TO HELP PROTECT OUR TREES AND OUR GREEN SPACES

Launched in 2017, the Citizen Science program provides a framework and instructional materials for becoming a Citizen Scientist,  and learning about the important role trees play in the natural environment and their climate as well as their positive effect on health and well-being. Prospective ACER Citizen Scientists are trained in international protocols for tree monitoring and measuring; tree mapping using GPS; and how to report data on the health and growth of trees. The data collected by ACER Citizen Scientists will assist professional scientists in their vital research and work with universities, municipalities and community groups across Ontario to ensure the reliable collection of data that will help in the development of strategies to protect and develop our trees and green spaces.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about ACER’s Citizen Science program, or inquire about the next training session in your area, please contact us at: office@acer-acre.ca.