Forests Ontario

TD Tree Bee

TD Tree Bee

Can’t tell a pine from a poplar? Don’t know the colour of a paper birch tree’s bark? To help answer these questions and more, we created TD Tree Bee, a tree identification tool for communities, families and classrooms. It’s a great chance to get kids excited about our forests, and the perfect opportunity for friends,... Read More

PLANT

PLANT

The re-greening of Ontario’s forests is no small feat, but we have another challenge on our hands: the looming retirement of our seasoned forestry veterans. In an effort to better prepare young and incoming forestry staff, Forests Ontario created the Program for Local Afforestation Network Training (PLANT)—a province-wide mentorship initiative through which senior industry members... Read More

Ontario Envirothon

Ontario Envirothon

The Ontario Envirothon isn’t just an educational program—it’s a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. Think of it as an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow, designed to prepare students for future green careers. Read More

Forestry in the Classroom

Forestry in the Classroom

Our Forestry in the Classroom program connects volunteers with local schools and community groups, so students can learn firsthand what it’s like to make a career in forestry, from seed forecasting and management to research on the long-term effects of climate change. Since 2012, we’ve coordinated more than 450 visits to schools across Canada—which means... Read More

Forestry Connects

Forestry Connects

  Our Forestry Connects program gives Ontario high school students a first hand look at what it’s like to work in forestry. Since 2010, we’ve taken over 350 students and teachers into Ontario’s forests to meet with foresters, operators, First Nations, and biologists to learn everything there is to know about growing and sustainably managing Ontario’s... Read More

Focus on Forests

Focus on Forests

Focus on Forests is our collection of free educational resources. It’s a way for teachers to bring forestry to the classroom and take learning outdoors with the help of lesson plans, tree and forestry facts, activities, and more. When you donate to Forests Ontario, your support goes towards the creation of resources such as these.... Read More

2016 North American Envirothon

2016 North American Envirothon

Update: Forests Ontario would like to thank all the students, teachers, and volunteers who made the 2016 NAE an incredible success. We are excited to announce that University of Toronto Schools (UTS), representing the province of Ontario, were crowned the 2016 NAE champions at the closing banquet on July 28th. Penncrest High School from Pennsylvania were... Read More