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How do we find good in the bad times? Nurturing nature in the time of COVID!

Listen to J. Drew Lanham, author, poet, and Certified Wildlife Biologist, as he talks about how nature serves to heal us and bring us closer in COVID times.

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5/15/20
Connecting Latino Communities with Nature in the Age of COVID-19

In this interactive presentation, Corazón Latino will share examples of their work, address new challenges posed by COVID-19 in reaching the Latino community, and share examples of how technology can be used to overcome these challenges.

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5/15/20
Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic—Tips and Strategies for the Environmental Education Community

This webinar explored how we should be communicating internally and externally during the COVID-19 pandemic.  How to best communicate with our staff, members, supporters, funders, boards, and families focused on home-schooling.

 In this webinar...

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4/13/20
CommuniTree: A Model for Engaging Communities in Tree Planting and Maintenance Projects

Tree planting can help communities achieve many resiliency goals such as cooling heat islands, reducing stormwater floods, and building neighborhood cohesion. But trees can only do these things if they survive and thrive to maturity. CommuniTree is a...

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4/13/20
Education Community Webinar: Engagement Techniques

The Association's Education Community presents Engagement Techniques during COVID-19, led by Kristie Webber, Chicago Botanic Garden. 

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4/6/20
Engaging While Closed - Education Community Forum

Get tips and tricks on how gardens are engaging their communities during the COV-19 pandemic. This is a recording of a forum led by the Association's Education Community. See the attached for the summary notes and to see what other gardens are doing to...

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3/27/20
Transformative Nature Engagement: A Toolkit for Public Gardens

Humanity faces numerous challenges in adapting to a changing planet. Public gardens are an ideal setting in which to engage the public on how to be part of the solution. Climate disruption, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity loss, food security,...

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3/4/20
Connecting People to Food Through Urban Agriculture

Community gardens are an increasingly popular way that people connect with others while growing their own food and spending time in nature. The City of Austin provides 27 community gardens on City land, and the Community Gardens Program is housed under...

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3/4/20
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). “ESD for 2030” calls for educators to help advance new skills, empower youth, increase public awareness, and build...

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2/7/20
A Master Gardener Survey: Promoting Pollinator-friendly Plants Through Education and Outreach

As land-use patterns change over time, some pollinating insects continue to decline both in abundance and diversity. This is due, in part, to reductions in floral resources that provide sufficient nectar and pollen. Our overall goal is to help increase...

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1/28/20
Conifer Care

Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape. However, conifers including certain species of spruce, pine, hemlock, cedar and fir planted in northern areas of North...

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11/14/19
Greenhouse Manual: An Introductory Guide for Educators

Across the United States, a growing number of schools and educational programs are planting gardens, engaging in Farm to School activities, and integrating plant science into the curriculum. To support and expand these hands-on learning activities,...

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11/6/19
Campus-Based Ecotourism: A Case Study on the Power of Local Ecotourism

Academic campuses across the Great Plains can serve as landscapes for teaching and learning about native flora of cultural importance with regard to food, medicine, and lifeways. Campus visitors (tourists) and local community members could benefit from...

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10/30/19
Does the social equitability of community and incentive based conservation interventions in non‑OECD countries, affect human well‑being? A systematic review protocol

An increasing number of conservation interventions aim to reduce their negative impacts on vulnerable people and to provide incentives aimed at improving overall human well-being. Community and incentive based conservation interventions have had...

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10/21/19
Asset-Based Community Development Institute Toolkit

The following is a collection of tools from ABCD faculty members as well as individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD in their work. The addition of the toolkit was made possible by a generous grant from the Alumnae of...

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10/16/19
Top 10 Plants: Increasing Awareness of Plants

Urbanization, lack of contact with the natural world, and growing up removed from agriculture has contributed to a void of knowledge relating to food and food production, along with a phenomenon known as plant blindness. We sought to change this lack...

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9/26/19
ArcGIS Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation

As natural resource agencies continue to be challenged with decreased participation in outdoor recreational activities, Esri has developed solutions to enable recreation coordinators to enhance their recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3)...

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9/26/19
Growing North Minneapolis: Connecting Youth and Community through Garden-based Experiential Learning

Growing North Minneapolis (GNM) is an urban agriculture and youth development summer program sited in the North Minneapolis, MN, neighborhood. The program is a university–community partnership between faculty at the University of Minnesota (UMN) and...

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9/23/19
Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best

Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:

  • Actively engaged (as opposed to passive recipients of information)
  • Equal partners in the learning process
  • Socially engaged
  • ...
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9/13/19
Vacant to Vibrant: How to Turn Vacant Lots into Vibrant Plots

Vacant lots in your neighborhood can illustrate neglect and seem like a waste of space. But, these open spaces can also serve as clean canvases for creative community projects that bring positive change. 

Interested in learning from leaders and...

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8/28/19

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