We help your class create a schoolyard planting site that acts as a mini-climate change outdoor classroom/lab – an easily accessible teaching tool to complement climate change, geography, math, science, and world studies curriculum (see curriculum connections here). Students will 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 site throughout the process engages them and helps make the issues of climate change relevant to them at a level of complexity they can understand.
Teachers who want to address climate change and plant trees on their schoolyards, which are often wide open lawns and sports fields with little tree cover, can engage their students in this practical way.
Our program is funded by Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Canadian Tree Fund, Maple Leaves Forever, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund.
Schools marked with blue: P4C sites planted 2008-2015
Schools marked with yellow: P4C sites planted 2016
To learn how to plant a tree, please see the ACER Planting Procedure.
For more information, email Program Manager Nimesha Basnayaka at email@example.com.
Tree planting volunteer opportunities are available this spring. Click here to register!