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Environmental education practices often follow larger trends in society. Not surprisingly, the origins of environmental education in the 1970s reflected a growing global concern about environmental degradation.
This work summaries key findings of recent keystone research in social psychology, cognition and behavior and climate change communications, including work from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
As the #PlantsDoThat infographic shows, plants benefit society in many ways:
The history of botanical gardens, from ancient Egyptian and Roman roots, through medieval and Renaissance developments, and up to 21st century developments, is chronicled in a new article, ‘Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution’ by Donald A.
As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.
Adkins Arboretum’s mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of
the native plants of the Delmarva Peninsula. The Arboretum’s diverse setting of
This project directly addresses that gap in the public gardens’ knowledge of how to embed their unique expertise into the broader agenda of sustainable community development.
Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.
As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.