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Horticultural pathways
Invasive plants are plant species that are not native to Canada and United States. These plants are a problem because they out compete and displace native plants that wildlife depend on. This report outlines some goals for prevention and management of invasive species., 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Strategic goals in Canada. 1.2 Strategic goals in US -- 2.0 Role of Federal Government of Canada. 2.1 Agriculture Canada. 2.2 Canadian Boarder Services. 2.3 Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 2.4 Environment Canada. 2.5 Natural Resources Canada. 2.6 Parks Canada -- 3.0 Provincial. 3.1 Alberta. 3.2 British Columbia. 3.3 Manitoba. 3.4 New Brunswick. 3.5 Newfoundland & Labrador. 3.6 Nova Scotia. 3.7 Ontario. 3.8 Prince Edward Island. 3.9 Quebec. 4.0 Saskatchewan -- 4.0 US Federal. 4.1 Department of Agriculture. 4.2 Importing and exporting. 4.3 US Great Lake States -- References., by Keith Reid, Jason Noronha & Natasha Hilts. --, Completed for: Francine Macdonald at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Supervisor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes references (p. 18)., ERST 316, Environmental Resource Studies, Community-Based Natural Resource Management
Tourism promotion within the City of Peterborough
The research project focused on tour site topics, which included historical, geographical, and ecological nature, each associated with a unique location in the Peterborough County. The research compiled for the project was incorporated into a pre-existing tourism product to improve its regional nature through the use of "Tripclick.", Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- List of figures -- 1. Introduction. 1.1 Description. 1.2 Purpose. 1.3 Nature of the study. 1.4 Goals and objectives. 1.5 Research setting. 1.6 Overview of approach. 1.7 Structure of report -- 2. Literature review. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Tourism geography ad the case of Tripclick. 2.3 Recreation geography. 2.4 Historical geography. 2.5 Economic geography. 2.6 Cultural geography. 2.7 Physical geography. 2.8 Qualitative approaches. 2.9 Importance of linkages -- 3. Methodology. 3.1 Selection of study area. 3.2 Narratives. 3.3 Website -- 4. Essays. 4.1 Leahy family. 4.2 Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins. 4.3 Andrew Carnegie Library. 4.4 Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. 4.5 Kettles and Kettle Lakes. 4.6 Oak Ridges Moraine. 4.7 Peterborough drumlin field. 4.8 Warsaw Caves -- 5. Narratives. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Leahy family. 5.3 Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins. 5.4 Andrew Carnegie Library. 5.5 Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. 5.6 Kettles and Kettle Lakes. 5.7 Oak Ridges Moraine. 5.8 Peterborough drumlin field. 5.9 Warsaw Caves -- 6. Conclusion. 6.1 Summary. 6.2 Discussion of findings. 6.3 Contributions. 6.4 Limitations of research. 6.5 Future research. 6.6 Concluding comments -- 7. Work [sic] cited -- 8. Appendices. Appendix A: Interviews. Appendix B: Research proposal., by Melissa Tone & Danielle Ready. --, Completed for: Tammy Sikma & Bryan Weir at the County of Peterborough ; Supervisor: Mark Skinner, Trent University ; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 65-68)., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
Supermarket tour
This report includes: the health effects and political issues around "bottled water" ; profiles of various food additives in our food; environmental and health impacts: packaging and distribution of food; other signs of sickness in our food system., By: Juby Lee and Christopher Stygall. --, Completed for: Rachel Gurofsky at OPIRG; Supervisor: Paula Anderson, [Trent University]; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: January 2008., Includes bibliography., ERST/CAST 334H.
Invasion of the round goby (negobius melanostomus) in Great Lake tributaries
Invasive species are a continuing issue for Ontario, in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. The round goby is an example of this. This study focuses on the distribution of round gobies within Great Lake tributaries and the impact of barriers., Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B., by Bethany Waite. --, Includes: final research report; bibliography; appendices., Completed for: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Supervising Professor: Michael Fox, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references., ERSC 384H, Environmental Resource Science, Community-based research project.
car versus sustainable transportation
This study with students at Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School attempts to understand how youth feel towards the car and sustainable transportation, how this is shaped by age, and how environmental knowledge shapes student behaviours., Introduction -- Literature review. Environmental attitudes. Psycho-spatial dimension of environmental perceptions. Environmental knowledge. Geography of children and youth. Automobile use -- Methodology. Student survey questionnaire. Focus groups. Participant observation -- Results. Survey questionnaire. Focus groups. E.C.O.S. and Gr. 12 presentations -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References., by Lyndsey Corrigan. --, Includes: Literature Review, Final research report, Bibliography., Completed for: Jackie Donaldson at Peterborough Green-Up ; Supervising Professor: Alan Brunger, Trent University, Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2003., Includes bibliographic references (p. 29)., GEOG 470 ,Geography, Community-based research project.
Public forum organizing
The Activist School of the CSFTN (Canadian Student Fair Trade Network) provided a great forum for fair trade practitioners, activists, and academics to meet and discuss fair trade ..., By: Patrick Clark. --, Completed for: Karen Sutherland at OPIRG; Supervisor: Gavin Friddell, [ Trent University], Trent-Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Additional title: Ethical purchasing policies: Activist school. A convergence of students working for change on campus, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, February 1st-3rd, 2008., POLI 493H, Politics, Community-based research project.
White oak (quercus alba) dispersal within "The Land Between" Central, Ontario
The Land Between (TLB) is one of Ontario's most unique landscapes. In this area of Central Ontario, the granite rock of the Canadian Shield meets the limestone rock of the St. Lawrence Lowlands. This area is known as an ecotone which has highly mixed patterns due to an overlap of representative elements from ecosystems at each extent. The project objectives are to locate the white oaks in this area; analyze the pattern distribution and determine dominant species., by: Rory Eckenswiller. --, Completed for: Leora Bermann at the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy; Supervisor: Colin Taylor, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes references., GEOG 440, Geography, Research in Physical Geography.
Understanding and creating accessible playgrounds
The purpose of this project is understand and explain the importance of accessibility within a playspace in order to produce a resource guide on how to create a new accessible playground, or update an existing playground., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Table of contents -- Table of tables & figures -- 1. Introduction. 1.1 Purpose. 1.2 Overview of approach. 1.3 How this project is geographically situated. 1.4 Key terms. 1.5 Structure of the report -- 2. Literature review. 2.1 An ableist culture. 2.2 Barriers to accessibility. 2.3 Financial considerations. 2.4 Effects of inaccessibility. 2.5 Elements of integration. 2.6 Equipment and standards. 2.7 Discussion -- Methodology. 3.1 Study area. 3.2 Environmental scan. 3.3 Interviews. 3.4 Playground audits -- 4. Results. 4.1 Environmental scan. 4.2 Interviews. 4.3 Playground audits -- 5. Discussion. 5.1 Importance of play. 5.2 Barrier-free society. 5.3 Sources of founding. 5.4 Understanding barriers to accessibility. 5.5 Limitations to the study. 5.6 Contributions to research. 5.7 Concluding comments -- 6. References -- Appendices., by: Lindsay Morey & Lindsay Taylor. --, Completed for: Deb Heslinga at the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland School Board; Supervisor: Mark Skinner, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 50-52)., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
Greening the Festival of Trees
Audits were conducted, and results checked to calculate the amount of material that could have been recycled, reused or composted with a goal of working towards zero-waste generation, or a reduction of waste sent to the landfill., Introduction -- Schedule and festival events/materials and methods -- Waste audit results -- Overcoming last year's waste audit challenges/issues -- New challenges/issues regarding waste audit -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- References., by Eva Ori. --, Completed for: Mary Conchelos & Ruth Kuchinand at the Festival of Trees; Supervisor: John Jackson, [Trent University]; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project submission: January 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 17)., ERST 308, Environmental & Resource Studies, Waste Management.
County outreach strategy
The purpose of this project was to design an outreach strategy for the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan in partnership with the Trent Centre for Community Based Education (TCCBE)., Acknowledgements -- Executive summary -- Introduction -- Background -- Methodology -- Findings and reflections -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- References., by Alex Valoroso and Paul McCarney. --, Completed for: Barb Woolner at the Trent Centre for Community-based Education; Superviosr: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 52)., IDST 422, International Development Studies, Assessment of development projects.
Art gallery education guide
The purpose of this research project was to interview a Canadian woman artist, and create an education guide for the teachers of grade 5 students coming into the Art Gallery. The appendix is a transcript of the interview with the artist., by Thalia Bock. --, Completed for: Deirdre Chisholm at the Peterborough Arts Umbrella; Supervisor: Caroline Langill, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references., WMST 383H, Women's Studies, Community-based research project.
Key indicators of failure
by Lily J. Mills., Includes: evaluation template ; results reporting : academic deliverables., Completed for: John K. Muir at Trent Radio ; supervising Professor: Ray Dart, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: April 2007., ADMN 483H: Community-Based Research Project.

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