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Education Community Symposium

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Natural Connections: Building Bridges

February 12-14, 2020

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

Increasing research points to the power of nature for healthy living and the importance of all ages connecting with the natural world. As educators, we provide transformative experiences that lead to lasting understanding of and connection with nature. Accomplishing these goals requires understanding our various audiences, from “K through Grey,” and what motivates them. Assessing new audiences, trends, and content for new programs helps us better facilitate effective connections with nature. Mutually beneficial collaborations with other departments at our gardens, outside partners, and the community at large can maximize the results of our efforts, as we align intended outcomes with our institution’s mission. 

Regardless of our institution’s budget, location, age or acreage, public horticulture education constantly changes and requires an endless supply of creativity to spark new ideas and solve problems. Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from other educators and share your own ideas and experiences. Whether you’re a veteran educator or new to educational programming at your garden, this symposium is filled with not-to-miss content and provides exciting opportunities to meet colleagues from public gardens around the country.

Registration open NOW.
Registration Fee: $365 members/$465 non-members
Hotel: $159/night + tax