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How public gardens and arboreta evaluate their education programs determines the stories they can tell about those programs’ ability to positively impact their targeted audience and the broader community, and to build collaborations with research instit
Green Bay Botanical Garden continually strives to meet the wants and needs of its community, but these wants and needs are changing.
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.
Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:
Many gardens collect basic information on their visitors as they walk through the gate, however traditional demographics only scratch the surface when trying to understand our audiences and impact.
Citizen science offers the opportunity to actively involve a variety of audiences both on site and in communities with our collections, our research, and our conservation activities, increasing scientific and environmental literacy as well as awareness
The positive benefits of exposure to nature and green spaces related wellness are well documented.
Own‐grown fruit and vegetable production in urban areas is increasingly assumed to increase food security, however, the evidence‐base to support this assumption is lacking.
The National Evaluation of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) aims to assess the processes and outcomes of fifteen regional Fire Science Exchanges (Exchanges) and Exchanges’ programming at the aggregate national level.
Evidence gap maps (EGMs) aim to inform funding and research decision-making by compiling existing research accessibily in one place in a way that also shows limitations and gaps.