Friday, August 26, 2016

NEW TORONTO LIBRARY, SEPTEMBER 24TH - "HOW TO RAISE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES" WORKSHOP

How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

Sat Sep 24, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
60 mins
Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand At this fun event, author/educator Carol Pasternak, aka The Monarch Crusader, will teach you what you need how to raise your own monarchs and delight with details of this incredible insect's life cycle from egg to butterfly. Suitable for school-age children and adults. Registration is required and will begin on August 2nd.
New Toronto Branch, 110 Eleventh Street, 416-394-5350
Sat, Sept 24, 1:30-2:30 pm

Thursday, August 25, 2016

TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE POSTS AIR QUALITY DATA RECENTLY COLLECTED IN SAM SMITH PARK

With the help of volunteers from the community, the Toronto Environmental Alliance recently collected ground-level air quality data using mobile air quality monitors in Sam Smith Park and along the nearby lake windows. All of the data they collected is now available on their website.
TEA is now looking to engage the community to talk about solutions that can help improve air quality.  If you have a moment, please complete a short survey and share your ideas and priorities for the community. This will help them focus on the issues that matter to you the most.  Click here for more information on TEA's "INHALE" project.

OCTOBER PHOTO EXHIBIT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES ....


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

JOIN THE TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE FOR AIR-QUALITY MONITORING SESSIONS IN SAM SMITH - TUESDAY, AUGUST 16



The Toronto Environmental Alliance is excited to announce that there are opportunities to get involved with the "INHALE"
project this summer.
TEA has hired two Community Outreach Coordinators, Katie and Monica, who are working to engage the community on the project.
Join Katie and Monica for an INHALE training on Tuesday August 16th in Sam Smith Park.  
This is your chance to learn how to use one of their air quality monitors and to see real time air quality data. You can also connect with other community members who are interested in air quality and share your ideas on how we can improve the air quality in the community.

You can sign up today for one of our two trainings:


Tuesday August 16th: 3 - 4pm
Tuesday August 16th: 7 - 8pm


We will be meeting in the Sam Smith off-leash dog park for our trainings.  Once you sign up, TEA's INHALE team will be in touch with more details for the training.

Friday, August 5, 2016

PHOTO EXHIBIT ENTRY DEADLINE AUGUST 23RD - PLEASE SHARE.



Help us spread the exciting news. FOSS needs your help. Please spread the word to all your email and social media contacts.  The deadline for entries is AUG 23, 2016.
(There are "share" buttons at the bottom of this post.)
 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

HOW ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF SAM SMITH PARK?



FOSS has just participated in a very successful Seventh Annual Bird Festival at Col. Sam - what a crowd we had!  The FOSS activities were very well received by kids and adults alike.  We are now renewing our memberships for the year (memberships will go from May 1, 2016- April 29, 2017).  Our membership fee is very modest- $5 per person, or $10 per family.  Memberships support Bird Festival supplies, volunteer recognition, and office supplies, among other things.  We would be happy if you would consider renewing your membership with us or joining as a new member.  Our membership application can be found on the right hand side of the website homepage  -  scroll down to "FOSS Membership Form".

We hope to hear from you!  Thanks!