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Morton Arboretum Researchers Publish on Tree Conservation

With more than 8,000 tree species threatened with extinction, an urgent need exists for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. A new report published in the international conservation journal Oryx offers...

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10/27/15
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden cooperates with California Phenology Project

The California Phenology Project is working at all levels to cultivate phenological and climate change literacy. From elementary school classrooms to university labs, and from natural reserves to national parks, the CPP is developing and...

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10/27/15
"Laying the Groundwork: Introducing Climate Change Education in Public Gardens" webinar

Webinar with Dr. Jennifer Schwarz Ballard on Laying the Groundwork: Introducing children to ecological concepts underlying climate change.

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10/26/15
“Public Gardens for Environmental Justice” webinar

Webinar with Dr. Don Rakow on the role of public gardens in community development.

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10/26/15
"Green Community Redevelopment" webinar

Webinar with Dr. Don Rakow on the role of public gardens in community development.

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10/26/15
Shangri La Visitor Experience Survey

A good example of a brief visitor experience survey, as provided by Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. 

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10/26/15
Types of Volunteer Recognition given by Public Gardens

This list contains various types of recognition given to volunteers by American Public Gardens Association member gardens.  This information was gathered through the Association Volunteer Engagement Professional Section. 

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10/26/15
Volunteer Tracking Software Recommendations

This list contains recommended volunteer tracking software, as provided by the American Public Gardens Association Volunteer Professional Section members. 

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10/26/15
Supporting Excellence in Volunteer Management

Be the leader who empowers your organization to have the best volunteer engagement possible: What does your organization need to be successful?

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10/26/15
Second Generation Volunteer Administration - Moving from Transaction to Transformative Volunteer Learning Environments

Volunteer resource managers are primarily charged with oversight of transactions or tasks conducted by their volunteer force for the improvement of social, economic, or environmental conditions. However, a deeper goal focuses on the developmental...

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10/26/15
Keeping Volunteers Connected

Keeping volunteers connected to your organization takes more than a chart of gold stars. All types of people volunteer and there may not be a one-size-fits-all way to recognize their contributions.

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10/26/15
Guide to the GSPC - Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - All the Targets, Objectives and Facts

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation includes five objectives and 16 targets for plant conservation to be achieved by 2020. The aim of this Guide is to introduce the objectives and targets, providing background information explaining the need for...

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10/26/15
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: 2011-2020
The adoption of a Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) by the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002 marked an important advance in raising awareness of the threats faced by plants worldwide, as well as providing, for the first time, a...
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10/26/15
Strengthening the Conservation Value of Ex Situ Tree Collections

With 10% of trees (>8,000 species) threatened with extinction there is an urgent need for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. Species conservation is mentioned in the mission statements of most major...

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10/26/15
Education & Interpretation Books of Interest

Interpretive Planning, The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects
Author: Lisa Brochu
ISBN: 1-879931-12-5

 

Management of Interpretive Sites
Developing Sustainable Operations

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10/26/15
Green Education Foundation Institute

GEF Institute was established to meet the increasing global market demand for sustainability education and training. The Institute develops state-of-the art online courses in sustainability concepts for use by corporations, K-12 schools, colleges and...

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10/26/15

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