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Ask an Expert: Executive Directors

Executive Directors spend some time speaking for their gardens in the public eye and a lot of time doing work behind the scenes. Have you ever wondered what that work really looks like or whether it might be something you aspire to one day? Join us for...

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5/26/22
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Take Presentations to the Next Level

Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level with advice and insights from seasoned speaker Brian Vogt, CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens. A brief Q&A follows his presentation. This talk was given during the May 2022 Council of...

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5/3/22
Access Nature: Inclusion in the Outdoors

Organized by North American Association for Environmental Education

How do we create spaces in nature that are truly welcoming for disabled people? What does accessibility actually mean and how do we implement it? Loren Penman and Syren...

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5/2/22
2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership

We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership. With fresh data and findings, this report examines what virtual offerings remain a...

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4/4/22
Indigenous farmers are ‘rematriating’ centuries-old seeds to plant a movement

Learn how heirloom plants from museums and seed banks are being reconnected with their original tribal stewards for cultural preservation and food security.

by Kalen Goodluck. 

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2/28/22
Potentially Problematic Common Names in North American Public Gardens

 The Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy (PNT) Community of the American Public Gardens Association, in conjunction with the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL), has created a resource contextualizing plant common names in use today...

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12/17/21
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November Lunch and Learn: Creating Year End Fundraising Appeals

Did you know that more than 2/3 of charitable giving in the U.S. happens between November 15 and December 31 each year?  If you don’t offer your donors the chance to support your garden in that window, they will not have the chance to say “Yes!”  Is it...

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11/3/21
The susceptibility of botanic gardens, and their responses, to natural and man-made disasters

The next instalment in BGCI’s Technical Review series is now available: The susceptibility of botanic gardens, and their responses, to natural and man-made disasters

This Review looks at the nature, frequency and impacts of natural and man-made...

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10/29/21
The Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report

The Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews; the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing...

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10/27/21
Urban Arboreta: Havens of Biodiversity Provide Important Information on Tree Pests

Starting in 2015, the USDA Forest Service entered a partnership with Arnold Arboretum (Boston, MA) and Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn, NY) to sample stressed trees for native and non-native wood boring insect species, specifically targeting potential...

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10/18/21
Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature

An interactive, meditative “stroll” guided by Judy Beaudette, who explains the history behind forest bathing (‘shinrin yoku’ in Japan), a research-based mindfulness practice that offers wellness through immersion in nature. Evidence-based research...

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9/28/21
Climate Adaptation Actions for Urban Forests and Human Health

Urban areas can be particularly vulnerable to climate change due to extensive impervious cover, increased pollution, greater human population densities, and a concentration of built structures that intensify impacts from urban heat, drought, and...

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9/27/21
Global Trends in Giving 2020 Report

The Global Trends in Giving Report examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Produced by Nonprofit Tech for Good and sponsored by Funraise, the report is based on the survey responses of 13,...

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9/27/21
LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ...

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9/20/21
State of the World’s Trees Report

Through the Global Tree Assessment, intensive research has been undertaken over the past five years to compile extinction risk information on the 58,497 tree species worldwide. We now know that 30% of tree species are threatened with extinction, and at...

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9/2/21
Conservation Gap Analysis of U.S. Trees in Nine Priority Genera

Trees are facing increasing threats globally, including habitat loss, natural systems modification, land-use change, climate change, and pests and diseases. With more than 800 native tree species in the continental United States and more than 60,000...

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8/30/21
Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Many gardens turned to Zoom in a hurry last year to build out virtual programming for youth and adult educational programs, large meetings, and other events. The convenience and accessibility of online programming helped broaden audiences and overcome...

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8/24/21
Learning About Forests (LEAF) Outdoor Education Activities for Schools, Using Nature as a Classroom

Learning about Forests’ vision is to see an increased level of awareness and knowledge about the key role forest ecosystems play on our planet. Through its pedagogical process, the programme helps reflect on all the functions forests fulfil; cultural,...

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8/10/21
Climate Action and Sustainability Plan for Mount Auburn Cemetery

The staff and Board of Trustees declare Mount Auburn’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by FY2050 in this document, Mount Auburn’s first Climate Action Plan. This document reports scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions for fiscal years...

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7/26/21
Popularizing an environmental education project: A case study of the eco-picture diary in Yokohama City, Japan

The Eco-Picture Diary Environmental Education Project (EDEEP) was developed and introduced by Recycle Design, a Yokohama-based civil society organization, to inform students, their family members, and other citizens about particular socio-environmental...

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7/16/21

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