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2015 TD Tree Bee competition brings the outdoors in for elementary students

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 10:49:12am

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Scarborough’s Cardinal Newman Catholic High School hosts 2015 TD Tree Bee

120 elementary students from across the Greater Toronto Area will gather at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Scarborough for the 2015 TD Tree Bee. TD Tree Bee is a fun and friendly competition in which students work in teams to identify Ontario tree species and test their knowledge of forests and forest management.

WHAT:2015 TD Tree Bee competition - elementary school students compete for championship
WHEN:November 20th, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
WHERE:Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
100 Brimley Road South
Scarborough, ON M1M 3X4

The goal of the program is to engage students in appreciating the beauty, diversity, and importance of Ontario’s forests. Every year, the program provides teachers with classroom resources to introduce students in grades 4-6 to Ontario’s native trees and forests.

The following schools will participate:

Pickering
Highbush Public School
St. Monica Catholic School
Father Fenelon Catholic School
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School
Saint Wilfrid Catholic Elementary School

Ajax
St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School

Toronto
Holy Spirit School
Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Academy

Whitby
St. Bridget Catholic School

Scarborough
St. Aidan Catholic School

Forests Ontario would like to thank Cardinal Newman Catholic High School and the Toronto Catholic District School Board for hosting the 2015 TD Tree Bee and all the students and teachers who worked hard throughout the year to prepare for the competition. TD Tree Bee would not be possible without the support of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

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For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact:

Shelley McKay
Director of Communication and Development
Forests Ontario
416.646.1193 ext. 232
416.619.0783 (cell)
smckay@forestsontario.ca

About Tree Bee
Tree Bee dates back to 1952 and is the oldest of Forests Ontario’s education programs. TD Tree Bee is part of Forests Ontario’s collection of K-12 educational programs and resources, Focus on Forests (FOF). FOF is comprised of learning resources and programs designed to make forestry part of classroom learning throughout the K-12 range. FOF resources are designed to be curriculum-linked, integrating key math, language, and problem-solving skills into exercises that build students’ understanding of forests and forest management. Visit forestsontario.ca to learn more.

About Forests Ontario
Forests Ontario was created in 2014 as a result of the merging of not-for-profit organizations Trees Ontario and the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA). Forests Ontario is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas as well as the renewal and stewardship of Ontario’s forests. Forests Ontario and its 85 provincial partners work to protect, renew and manage forest resources through programs, services and advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.forestsontario.ca.