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Soundscapes Journal

Submitted by suzhartley on Mon, 04/18/2022 - 9:40am
SKU: PH_GRAB_Soundscape

Check out our soundscapes journal! This journal guides children to explore outdoor locations through a whole new perspective. They’ll discover and learn to recognize human-made, animal, and natural sounds. They’ll also begin to identify the different soundscapes between diverse ecosystems and to interpret what animal sounds mean. 

This item is printed as a saddle stitch booklet, dimensions are 5.5x8.5 inches. See a preview here


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Lesson: Time traveling with horsetail plants.

Submitted by suzhartley on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 1:33pm


DURATION: 60 minutes

LESSON GOAL: Learners use a horsetail plant as an example to explore concepts of adaptation in four environments.

LESSON SUMMARY: In small groups, learners are assigned one of four distinct environments and time periods in which horsetail plants (Equisetaceae) have grown. They identify what adaptations helped the plants survive and share that information with the whole class.

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April Lunch & Learn: Attracting and Retaining Guest Services Staff

Submitted by bberkowitz@publ... on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 5:06pm

Please join us for this lunch and learn to review a survey taken by 72 guest services personnel that asked them what attracted them to their jobs, why they are still on the job once they accepted the job offer, and what would keep them on staff in the future.  Following a quick analysis of the results, the floor will be opened for discussion.


Elizabeth Dickey, Education and Visitor Engagement Director, Idaho Botanical Garden


Sycamore Anthracnose - "Big Picture" (24"x18")

Submitted by ajunod@publicga... on Sun, 03/06/2022 - 6:36am
SKU: USFS_SA_BigPicture

Educate your visitors about Sycamore anthracnose! This sign provides a high level introduction to this important forest pest including its range, factors contributing to population outbreaks and current management strategies.

Product description: 4-color printed vinyl, applied to one side of an aluminum / polyethylene core sandwich. These ⅛” thick signs are lightweight and weather resistant. Signs can be easily drilled for mounting holes enabling their attachment to metal stakes, wood, etc.  Expect 3-5 years of usage depending on environmental conditions.

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Creating Space for Conservation Biological Control

Submitted by bberkowitz@publ... on Thu, 02/24/2022 - 1:17pm

Since 2017, Idaho Botanical Garden has developed creative spaces specifically to attract natural enemies of pests and other beneficial insects. Join IBG Collections Curator, Daniel Murphy and Food and Agriculture Community Chair, Sierra Laverty as they discuss their approach to Conservation Biological Control (CBC), developing and maintaining small habitat zones, and integrating CBC policies into a pest management plan in this 30 minute webinar.

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Pollination Journal

Submitted by ajunod@publicga... on Wed, 02/23/2022 - 6:00pm
SKU: PH_GRAB_Pollination_Journal

Have you ever wondered where young trees and plants come from? Plants and trees produce their young through pollination. This journal will help students identify helpful pollinators and the signs of pollination that are all around!

Preview the Plant Pollination Journal here

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Ask an Expert: Directors of Horticulture

Submitted by lchance@publicg... on Mon, 01/31/2022 - 12:50pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Director of Horticulture at a public garden? Join us for a conversation with four Directors of Horticulture from gardens large and small across the United States. Learn more about their backgrounds and the challenges they face each day at work. You'll come away with a better idea of what it's like to direct horticultural operations at a garden and the kinds of experience that will help you get a job and succeed as a leader in the field.

Lesson: Soundscapes: Sounds of an Ecosystem

Submitted by ajunod@publicga... on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 6:51am


DURATION: 60 minutes

LESSON GOAL: Learners will explore the wide variety of sounds and components that make up an ecosystem and will gain practice in scientific observation.

LESSON SUMMARY: Learners listen to a soundscape recording, or listen to and record a local soundscape, to learn about the different components making up an ecosystem. They will explore the biodiversity and complexity of an ecosystem by identifying various sounds being made by nonliving parts of nature, by animals, or by humans.

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Plant Mandala Journal

Submitted by ajunod@publicga... on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 7:02am
SKU: PH_GRAB_Plant_Mandala_Journal

Creating mandalas can also be a form of mindfulness, and mandalas are often used to focus while meditating. This journal gives students a chance to make and reflect on a plant mandala.

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