ACRES 2015 Arbor Day Photo Contest Winners

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The results are in and we have our winners!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and a special thanks to all the wonderful children who submitted entries — you all have such potential! We hope you will keep taking pictures, and always find the beauty in each tree.

For our five winners, your wonderful photos will be placed on the ACRES website (acresinfo.org) and will be featured on future ACRES  educational material.

We’re very proud of you!

To view the five winners, go to:

https://acresinfo.org/photo-contest-2/

Photo Contest Reminder

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Don’t forget, our Photo Contest is happening! The voting will begin on April 14th.  Make sure all those budding photographers (grades K-5) email their entries to acresemail@gmail.com.  For more details, go to https://acresinfo.wordpress.com/photo-contest-2/?preview=true&preview_id=815&preview_nonce=e6e769db27

2015 Franklin R. Myers Scholarship

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ACRES is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior from the Somerset Hills, New Jersey area who intends to study environmental science, conservation, biology, landscape/horticulture, sustainability, urban planning, park administration, forestry, or a related environmental or scientific field.  If you are interested, or know of a young student who may qualify, please take a look: https://acresinfo.org/scholarship/

Birds in the Suburbs

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Did you know that the greatest variety of birds is often found in the ‘burbs’? According to the Nature Conservancy Magazine, birds and mankind can and do coexist; especially if mankind is willing to expend a bit of thought and consideration for those feathered neighbors.  Take a look:
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The Technology of Trees

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BloombergBusiness has published a wonderful article discussing trees’ amazing ability to clean the environment…take a look:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-03/scientists-seeking-to-save-world-find-best-technology-is-trees

Nature Explore

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Nature Explore, a collaborative program of the Arbor Day foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, provides an insightful video on how adults can foster positive outdoor experiences for children. Take a look at our video page for this and other interesting videos:

https://acresinfo.org/video/

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