APGA Professional Development Webinars and Online Programs

EECapacity for Public Garden Educators

A webinar-based course on environmental education

EECapacity for Public Garden Educators consists of an introductory video plus three webinar modules. The overall goal of the program is to guide public garden educators as they seek to develop outreach programs aimed at improving environmental awareness among their constituents. Registrants who participate in all three webinars and submit a project plan will receive a certificate of completion form the EECapacity program.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Recorded video of the course will be available soon! 

Upcoming Webinars:

January 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Green Community Redevelopment
Provided by: Dr. Don Rakow, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University.

February 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Promoting Environmental Justice
Provided by: Dr. Don Rakow, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University.   

February 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Laying the Groundwork: Introducing children to ecological concepts underlying climate change
Provided by: Dr. Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Associate Vice President of Education, Chicago Botanic Garden.


Technology Tuesday Webinar - Hosted by the Technology and Innovation Professional Section (TIPS)

“Collaboration and Communication: Dedicated Tools.” 

February 10 at 2:00pm EST

To register, simply e-mail tipswebinar@publicgardens.org. Upon registration, you will receive a link for the live webinar.

The webinar will present three institutions’ perspectives on their choices of dedicated tools for collaboration and communication, e.g. Asana, Trello, Slack, IFTT, Basecamp, and Zapier. Each presenter will address the following questions.

  1. What goals was your institution trying to achieve or what problems was it trying to solve when looking for dedicated collaboration and communication tools?
  2. What dedicated tools did your institution choose for collaboration and communication? Why? What do you like and what do you wish they did better?
  3. How are staff (maybe even students and volunteers) using the tools?
  4. What impact have the tools had on the way your institution communicates and collaborates?


Association of Fundraising Professionals Webinar-Audioconference Series 2015

FREE for APGA Members with special code!  (Need the code? Contact APGA at 610.708.3010 or email info@publicgardens.org)


View the 2015 webinar calendar here! - Approved for CFRE Continuing Education Credits!

To register, click here to visit the AFP website. 


Can't make it? APGA members can access past AFP webinars for FREE at anytime. Simply click here to select the webinar you wish to view and enter the discount code during checkout.



Past Webinars / Presentations Available to View:

Emerging Professionals Webinar
Hosted by APGA's Emerging Professionals Professional Section

Duration:  30 minutes

Feature speaker:   Jeff Downing, Executive Director of Mt. Cuba Center

Content:   The Emerging Professionals section presents its first webinar as a window into a director's view on emerging into Public Gardens. Jeff Downing will take the audience through his struggles and advice on how he emerged from a non-Horticulture background into his current position as Executive Director of Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, DE.

About Jeff:   Jeff Downing originally served as Vice-President for Education at The New York Botanical Garden. He oversaw such programs as adult and children education, interpretation, The School of Professional Horticulture and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. He joined NYBG in 1999 as the Manager of Student Services after obtaining a BA in Economics and an MAR in Religion.

Listen to the recorded version here.

For more information:   Email Lauren Garcia, Annual Project Leader at  lmgarcia06@gmail.com.



2014 Everyday Magic Conference Presentations

Find all the presentations from AGPA's 2014 Conference in one place!  Presentations are housed on the individual session pages. Simply hover over "Conference" and select "Sessions" from the top menu bar and locate the desired session presentation, filtering by date or track if needed. Email APGA at info@publicgardens.org with any questions.


View presentations from the 2014 Everyday Magic Conference here.



2013 Garden Evolution Conference Presentations

Find all the presentations from AGPA's 2013 Conference in one place!  Presenations are divided by track, simply follow the link below to be directed to our 2013 conference website and select the track in which you to view presentations.  Email APGA at info@publicgardens.org with any questions.


View presentations from the 2013 Garden Evolution Conference here.