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Rapid-Fire Presentations

Hear stories that embrace the theme of “Cultivating Your Creativity." Several presenters from different public gardens shared a 5 minute story on a program or project their institution is embracing. 

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6/19/18
Introduction and Advanced Collection Management with IrisBG

“Linnaeus' driving purpose was to bring order out of chaos in the living world." -E.O. Wilson. Keeping track of a few plants can be achieved using a simple spreadsheet.

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6/19/18
The Nature of Advocacy at Public Gardens

What is the role of advocacy at public gardens? Can a public garden advocate for conservation legislation? Should you engage your members and visitors in advocacy, and if so, how?

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6/19/18
Beyond the Children's Garden Gate: Five Creative Ideas for Young Families

After opening the Lena Meijer Children's Garden in 2004, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park saw a 25% increase in membership and observed that more young families were visiting Meijer Gardens than ever before.

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6/19/18
A Goal within Reach: Implementing a Cryopreservation Program at The Huntington

The tissue culture and cryopreservation program at The Huntington demonstrates the potential for in vitro collections at botanic gardens and highlights what can be accomplished with a small focused program by using existing capital resources and investi

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6/19/18
A Gamification Approach: Utilizing Citizen Science to Increase Interest in STEM

The ecoEXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) initiative of The North Carolina Arboretum engages youth in grades K–8 in hands-on citizen science programming while leveraging community resources.

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6/19/18
Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Opportunities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) program staff provide information and resources on this federal agency and the grant opportunities it offers.

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6/19/18
Privet, Pollination and Preservation: Teaching about Conservation

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens features two conservation-based field trip programs conducted for students: Eco-Health and Connect to Protect.

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6/19/18
Changing the Landscape of Annual Exhibitions to Meet Expectations

How do gardens creatively bring new life to their annual exhibitions? Each year gardens across the country feature annual experiences that have become a staple for their organization.

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6/19/18
Learning by Leading at UGA

A critical issue for our field is training the public garden and environmental leaders of tomorrow. Educational institutions, such as college and university gardens, are uniquely poised to become leaders in this area.

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6/19/18

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