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Education Community Symposium

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Natural Connections

February 12-14, 2020

Hosted By
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Zilker Botanical Garden

February is an outstanding time to make some Natural Connections in sunny Austin and San Antonio, Texas!

The role of education in public gardens is increasingly important to providing relevant connections to nature for broad audiences.  Regardless of our institution’s budget, location, age, or acreage, public horticulture education is in a constant state of change and requires an endless supply of creativity to spark new ideas and problem solving. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to share your own ideas and experiences to inspire and motivate your peers. Whether you’re a veteran educator or new to educational programming at your garden, there are always practical tools to share and new ideas to ignite others. How do you approach making natural connections?

In Texas, you have to do it up big. And so we will! This year we have three visionary guest speakers, three dynamic host gardens to explore, and multiple breakout sessions by your education peers organized into areas of interest. Attend all in one area, or mix and match.

Full program details to be finalized when registration opens in October
Registration Fee: $365 members/$465 non-members
Hotel: $159/night + tax

Scholarship Applications
The fall scholarship application cycle is open until August 9 for Association members seeking financial assistance to attend this Symposium. This is a competitive application pool with a limited number of scholarships available for $650 reimbursement of travel costs and underwritten registration fees. Please read all information before applying. Scholarship decisions will be announced by September 11, 2019.