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Nature Play: Fostering Kinship Between Children and Nature in Botanic Gardens and Beyond

A crucial function of education programming in public gardens is generating relationships between children and nature. We have a unique opportunity to personalize the horticultural aspects of our institutions.

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3/9/20
STEMS in the Garden

Public gardens are ideal providers of STEM education enrichment for their communities. Our focus is how to create exciting experiences for students of all ages, especially in the outdoor environment.

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3/4/20
Youth Leadership and Equity in the Outdoors

From the 2020 Education Symposium, this presentation focuses on racial equity and how essential it is for educational programming. An overview of the Cadet Program in the City of Austin Parks & Recreation will be covered. 

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2/18/20
ESD for 2030: The Future Depends on Us!

The United Nations has established a new decade, beginning in 2020, focused on the power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

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2/7/20
Ecosystem Management in Towns and Cities

This webinar will introduce extension agents to concepts of urban ecology, which addresses the intricate relationship between humans and urban trees, air, water, soil, wildlife, and more.

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2/5/20
Last Child in the Woods Curriculum Guide

Reading questions and writing prompts developed for Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. 

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12/20/19
Children, Youth and Family Education with a Purpose

STEM careers and programs have gained prominence in recent years as youth are shown opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through robotics, computer programming, and game development.

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7/9/19
Empowering Learners Beyond the Classroom

Educational programs in public gardens are connecting learners, both teachers and students, with the outside world.

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7/9/19
Garden Experiences and "Aha" Moments: Connecting Youth to Science, Stewardship, and Health

Research studies have found that students enjoy learning environmental science concepts in a hands-on, active, and experiential way, and outdoor components add depth and meaning to their indoor learning activities.

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6/28/19
Making the Case for Affirming Children’s Voices in Early Childhood Nature-Based Initiatives

Young children have the right to a say in matters of relevance to them. And, research is showing that they are capable of exercising this right, given developmentally appropriate opportunities.

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5/20/19

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