Climate Change

Gardens Signage and Cell Phone Tour

One of the first fruits of the NOAA/APGA partnership is a modifiable template for interpretive signage and cell phone tour script. It is our hope that your Garden will use this FREE resource to spread awareness of our changing climate to your guests.


Here’s how it works:

  • Download the complete graphics in the .zip file. Please choose the most appropriate option for customizing your signage.
  • Customize the graphics, output resolution, and customize phone dial-in numbers to suit your garden’s needs and any regional information

    Note: The largest size is 32” x 20” – smaller sizes are easily accommodated The sign has suggested places where Cell phone tour info and QR codes can be placed The complete version of NOAA’s “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” Report is included in the .zip file for further facts and information 

The sign provides a basic overview of climate change and includes a NOAA Lab Map of how plant hardiness zones are predicted to shift over the next 30 years. It is also a great companion product when interpreting the new USDA Hardiness Zone maps to guests.

The cell phone tour script features comments by Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D. Director, National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina and Chair, Subcommittee on Global Change Research.

Karl is a fellow and former president of the American Meteorological Society and serves on the World Climate Research Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee. He has received extensive recognition for his significant contributions in climate science and services, including two Presidential Rank Awards, five Gold Medals and two Bronze Medals from the Department of Commerce. Karl has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and several books as Editor and Contributor. He has been the Convening and Lead Author and Review Editor of all the major IPCC assessments since 1990, which were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

We’d love to help your garden incorporate any of this information. Please contact us with any questions!