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Forests Recovery Canada and Corby Spirit & Wine Celebrate Toronto’s Urban Forest with Planting in Tommy Thompson Park

  TORONTO, ON, September 27th, 2016 – Forest Recovery Canada (FRC), Corby Spirit & Wine Ltd., and the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) joined together today for a special tree planting event in Tommy Thompson Park. Volunteers from Corby’s financial team planted trees on a site within the park identified as a priority for... Read More

50 Million Tree Program offers site visits to landowners

  Landowners with a minimum of 2.5 acres (one hectare) of plantable land may be eligible for a generous tree planting incentive program delivered by Forests Ontario.  This program is for large-scale plantings. Through the 50 Million Tree Program, landowners are able to access funding support of up to 75 per cent of total planting... Read More

LCBO Raises Funds in Support of Healthy Forests

2016 marked another successful planting season for Forests Ontario with millions of trees planted across the province on both public and private property, increasing Ontario’s forest cover and engaging thousands of volunteers to make their community greener. The support of our partners and sponsors makes it possible for Forests Ontario to continually deliver on our mission... Read More

Become a Backyard Naturalist with Tree Bee

Become a Backyard Naturalist with Tree Bee

by Chris Wai At more than 60 years, Tree Bee is Forest Ontario’s longest running education program. For decades, its goal has been to teach elementary students about local tree species and their natural surroundings through free educational resources and an annual competition. This year, Forests Ontario is launching the Tree Bee Mobile Website. Thanks to... Read More

National Forest Week

September 18th–24th, 2016

National Forest Week (NFW) is an opportunity to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. Originally established in 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, it was renamed in 1967 to NFW and has evolved to include highlighting the many values we receive from our forest including ecological, economical and social. Celebrate with us this week!

Ideas for National Forest Week:

  • try out our treebee.ca website and learn about the trees in your community
  • wear plaid and share a photo tagged with #ItTakesAForest to show your support for NFW – download our poster here
  • download our Focus on Forests lesson plans and activity sheets to bring forests into your classrooms
  • sign up for Forestry in the Classroom and bring a local volunteer to talk about trees and forests
  • take part in any of our events taking place
  • visit the Canadian Institute of Forestry‘s website to learn about events in your community
  • check out a local conservation area or provincial park
  • download our NFW lesson plan kit for helpful resource in your classroom
Location
Across Ontario and Canada
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Forestry in the Classroom

Forestry in the Classroom

September 18th–24th, 2016

Forests Ontario encourages you to celebrate National Forest Week, taking place September 18th to 24th, by inviting forestry into your classroom!  Returning for a fifth year, the Forestry in the Classroom (FIC) program connects students with forest professionals, and increases student’s awareness and understanding of forest management techniques and career opportunities.

You can request a free Forestry in the Classroom presentation online or register as a presenter by clicking here.

Link
www.forestsontario.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
1-877-646-1193

STAO2016 Conference

November 10th–12th, 2016

Join us at the STAO2016 Conference to connect with science educators to create teaching and learning experiences for energized class rooms. Learn about our newly updated TreeBee app and our educational programs such as Ontario Envirothon and Focus on Forests.

Location
The International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J3
Link
stao.ca
Email
ahands@forestsontario.ca
Phone
4166461193

Landowner Tour

October 15th, 2016

Forests Ontario and the Credit Valley Conservation are hosting a free tour for landowners where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program, visit a variety of properties that were planted through the program and speak one on one with a forestry professional.

We will be travelling around to different properties rain or shine, so dress for the weather!

Location
Credit Valley Conservation Terrestrial Restoration and Management Centre - 15526 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, Ontario L7C 2J9 9am-12pm
Link
www.eventbrite.ca
Email
sperry@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193
Toronto School top team at 2016 North American Envirothon Championship

Toronto School top team at 2016 North American Envirothon Championship

53 Teams from the United States, Canada and China tested their environmental problem-solving skills during the four-day competition hosted by Forests Ontario

July 29, 2016 – Forests Ontario is pleased to announce that Ontario are the 2016 North American Envirothon (NAE) champions, besting nearly 50 other teams from across North America. Over the course of four days, students engaged in a series of challenges that tested their skills and knowledge of natural ecosystems. The winners received a... Read More