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Creating Participatory Public Gardens: Reflections from the OF/BY/FORALL Camp

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Mon, 01/28/2019 - 9:24am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Learn how the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, Wisconsin is implementing strategies learned at the OF/BY/FOR ALL boot camp hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (The MAH). ACG is working to make a staff, board and content representative OF our community, programs co-created BY our community, in order to create an institution that is welcoming FOR our community. The Allen Centennial Garden believes in creating their programming with, not for, their intended audience and has seen a dramatic increase in visitation and engagement. Please take the self-assessment and poke around the OF/BY/FOR ALL website before the webinar. It might also be helpful to think of an audience your garden is looking to work with in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Bio: Elin Filbey saw the potential to harness passion in her students for learning about the natural world through field trips and hands-on experiences while teaching in Chicago Public Schools. This inspired her to complete her Masters in Museum Education at George Washington University in Washington D.C.. Elin has extensive experience creating and facilitating programming at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, the National Geographic Museum, and the International Spy Museum. Elin believes in diverse and equitable natural spaces for all and champions that mission in her work at the Allen Centennial Garden.




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