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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

2016 North American Envirothon Celebrates and Supports Young Environmental Leaders

2016 North American Envirothon Celebrates and Supports Young Environmental Leaders

Peterborough, ON July 21th, 2016 – The 2016 North American Envirothon Championship kicks off on July 24th at Trent University. The event will launch with opening ceremonies featuring a celebration of local culture and an official welcome from Peterborough Mayor Darryl Bennett. More than 250 students as well as teachers and volunteers representing more than... Read More

Forests Ontario Welcomes Students to Peterborough for 2016 North American Envirothon

Forests Ontario Welcomes Students to Peterborough for 2016 North American Envirothon

Toronto, ON, July 18, 2016 – As the host of the 2016 North American Envirothon (NAE), Forests Ontario will proudly welcome more than 250 students on 51 teams from Canada and the United States to Trent University in Peterborough from July 24th-29th. This year, the competition will focus on the theme of invasive species, an... Read More

North America’s future invasive species fighters will come together for Envirothon this July in Ontario

Toronto, ON, June 16, 2016 – Forests Ontario is pleased to announce the Invasive Species Centre has stepped forward as lead sponsor for the 2016 North American Envirothon (NAE), to be held in Peterborough, Ontario this summer. This exciting event will bring together more than 300 of the brightest students from across North America who... Read More

2017 Calendar Photo Contest

2017 Calendar Photo Contest

Submit a photo that captures the beauty of our natural environment

We’re looking for photo submissions for our 2017 Calendar Photo Contest. Whether it is a close up shot of the forest floor or a landscape of your woodlot, we want you to capture something that is special to you. The winning photos will be showcased in our 2017 calendar and also used in various other communications.... Read More

Forests Ontario and Canadian Institute of Forestry to Deliver Ontario Tree Marking Course

Forests Ontario and Canadian Institute of Forestry to Deliver Ontario Tree Marking Course

Tree Marking Courses provide essential training related to sustainable forest management and silvicultural practice

  Toronto, ON, June 15th, 2016 – The Ontario Tree Marking Course Program was developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in 1993, and since that time managed by MNR and delivered in cooperation with the forest industry. The program will now be managed through a collaborative partnership of the Canadian Institute of Forestry... Read More

Ontario Climate Change Action Plan Reaffirms Importance of Forests and Forest Management

Toronto, ON, June 8, 2016 – As Forests Ontario and our partners continue to work toward healthy, abundant, and sustainably managed forests across Ontario, we are pleased that with today’s official release of the Climate Change Action Plan, the government of Ontario has reaffirmed the vital role of forests and forest management in addressing the... Read More