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Climate change and wildfires: lessons from Australia’s Blue Mountains

Periodic fires are a normal part of the lifecycle of many ecosystems, but climate change is creating mega-fires that instead of supporting biodiversity threaten to destroy it. In the aftermath of the worst fire season in Australia’s recorded history,...

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1/13/21
Reflecting on 2020: Navigating the Trials, Triumphs & Transformation of Cultural Organizations in the Pandemic Era

2020 has been a challenging and transformative year for the cultural sector. When museums first closed their doors in March, no one could have predicted the profound era of disruption and change the COVID-19 pandemic would usher in for cultural...

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12/16/20
Selecting the Right Interpretive Tool for Your Garden

How do you create that perfect combination of interpretive vehicles to reach your various audiences? Our panelists explore the right mix of brochures, QR codes, signage, apps, and other tools to connect our visitors to our beautiful garden spaces....

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12/15/20
Social Media & Urban Forestry: Getting the Word Out

Jennifer Byerly, Project Learning Tree, will discuss how social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook offer arborists the opportunity to foster an interest in, and awareness of, urban trees. 

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12/4/20
Closing Out 2020 Strong With End-Of-Year Planning and Initiatives

2020 has been a challenging and unprecedented year for cultural organizations, and most have experienced a downturn in revenue and fundraising opportunities. As a result, many membership and development professionals have turned their attention to year...

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12/1/20
Making the Most of Giving Tuesday as a Cultural Organization

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cultural organizations of all kinds have faced disruptions to their operations, fundraising, and budgets. As a result, occasions like Giving Tuesday are important opportunities to engage constituents, raise...

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12/1/20
Enhancing Consumer Horticulture’s Millennial Outreach: Social Media, Retail, and Public Garden Perspectives

The millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, is the largest demographic age group in the United States. This generation of plant enthusiasts has experienced financial setbacks; nevertheless, they collectively wield immense economic power. In...

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11/13/20
The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn from trees, fungi, and bees?

Positive interactions between people and nature inspire behaviours that are in harmony
with biodiversity conservation and also afford physical and mental health benefits.
Since most people live in towns and cities, urban greenspaces are...

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10/9/20
Plant awareness disparity: A case for renaming plant blindness

“Plant blindness” is the cause of several problems that have plagued botany outreach
and education for over a hundred years. The general public largely does not notice
plants in their environment and therefore do not appreciate how...

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10/9/20
Botanical Gardens in a Time of Crisis: Targeted Results from a National Study of Attenders and the Public

Soon after coronavirus started spreading in the United States, Slover Linett and LaPlaca Cohen collaborated to launch a large-scale audience research study to help inform decision making in arts and culture organizations, including public gardens. The...

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10/7/20

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