How can we help identify and train the public garden and environmental leaders of tomorrow? By starting early! Find out how four institutions are infusing authentic leadership experiences into their internships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level students. Learn about the models and structures of the internships, as well as impacts on relevant societal and public garden issues, institutional fundraising, and the students themselves. This presentation is geared towards educators and leaders throughout public garden organizations (e.g., horticulturists, researchers, development officers, and directors).

Presenters: C. Feldman, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, Davis, California; D. Michener, C. Mortell-Windecker, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan; A. Padolf, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida; K. DePratto, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota.