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Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Many gardens turned to Zoom in a hurry last year to build out virtual programming for youth and adult educational programs, large meetings, and other events. The convenience and accessibility of online programming helped broaden audiences and overcome...

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8/24/21
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Lunch and Learn! New Plant Heroes Lessons and Activities

Join us for this quick review of the new Plant Heroes lessons and activities. In this presentation, Marisol Mata, Program Manager for the American Public Gardens Association, will cover how the activities are organized, how to put them in practice at...

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4/12/21
Connect, Learn, and Get Inspired with Plant Heroes!

This year has challenged all of us in ways we could never have predicted, but it has also shown how resilient we can be if we work together. Educators have shown incredible flexibility and resolve in the face of uncertain circumstances – forging ahead...

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11/12/20
International Partnerships: Making Connections Between Your Garden and the World

Part of our 2020 Virtual Conference additional resources, this session will offer a perspective on how international partnerships are created, how they can be beneficial for those organizations involved, and issues to consider before making connections...

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6/24/20
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. In this panel workshop, three...

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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. Add an ‘S’ for Sustainability, and we can make...

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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
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. Although often overlooked, horticulture...

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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. The BRIT professional learning experience allows teachers to build student-centered learning opportunities that engage learners in...

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7/9/19
Plants and people: Our shared history and future

Humans and plants have a complex relationship extending far back into our joint
evolutionary history. This legacy can be seen today as plants provide nutrition, fiber,
pharmaceuticals, and energy for people and animals across the globe....

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12/11/18
Phylogeny and source climate impact seed dormancy and germination of restoration relevant forb species

For many species and seed sources used in restoration activities, specific seed germination
requirements are often unknown. Because seed dormancy and germination traits can be
constrained by phylogenetic history, related species are often...

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11/21/18
Enter at Your Own Risk: Creating Authentic Children's Gardens in a Built World

This presentation from the 2018 Annual Conference in SoCal covered the costs of engineering risk free children's gardens and the importance of these garden's today. 

 
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8/27/18
Sharing a Healthy Dose of Nature: Outreach Programming at Your Local Children’s Hospital

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens’ Wonder Connection outreach program serves patients at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We intuitively know how healing nature can be, and yet most children’s hospitals don’t include nature programming. This...

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6/22/18
Growing a Nature Preschool

What is a Nature Preschool? Why are they important? And how on earth do you keep all those kids away from the poison ivy? Panelists from Queens Botanical Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Newfields will share stories of opening a nature-based...

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6/21/18
Beyond the Children's Garden Gate: Five Creative Ideas for Young Families

After opening the Lena Meijer Children's Garden in 2004, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park saw a 25% increase in membership and observed that more young families were visiting Meijer Gardens than ever before. Staff were presented with a new...

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6/19/18
BHS Children's Garden Liabilities and Safety

Children’s gardens are a valuable amenity to draw families to public gardens. They provide kids a designated area to explore and learn about the natural world while giving parents’ peace of mind that their children are in a safe space. However, they...

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3/8/18
Educating Today's Youth--Environmental Education Cycles

What trends in formal education can informal educational experiences incorporate into SOL based programs?

Objectives of this presentation:

  • žIntroduce Maymont, An American Estate
  • žIdentify several trends in pedagogy
  • ...
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11/7/17
Growing Your Garden's Curriculum

Check out this presentation with examples from Tuscon Botanical Garden and the United States Botanical Garden on how to grow your garden's curriculum. 

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11/7/17
Trends Informing Program Expansion in Children and Youth Ed

Check out this presentation on Environmental Education opportunities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 

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11/7/17

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