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February 2021 Education Town Hall

Join Kristie Webber, Education Community Chair and Gabe Tilove, Vice-Chair for their first Education Community Town Hall Meeting in 2021. Please note that break out rooms were not recorded or included in the final recording to promote free conversation...

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2/9/21
February Lunch and Learn! When Nature Goes Virtual: Bringing the outdoors to a K-12 digital audience

During times of uncertainty we are often pushed to our limits--to think outside the box, to build something from nothing, to make the impossible possible. In a world where teaching about nature outdoors is ideal, the education staff at The Morton...

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2/3/21
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
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
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
Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate and Earth Science

The impacts of climate change on health as well as the societal responses to climate change are varied and significant. In the past five years, recognition of the importance of the health implications of climate change has grown enormously, from major...

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3/14/18
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
The Power of Trees

New research shows that trees communicate with one another and share nutrients through their roots! They need each other. In urban areas, trees also help us with health, economic and social benefits. They are part of our culture. We need them. So...

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2/14/18
LTER Schoolyard Series

Discover a series of illustrated children’s books, where:

  • the content is carefully reviewed by research scientists
  • the illustrations are
  • ...
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11/15/17
Project Based Learning-STEM

This video demonstrates how technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom.

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11/6/17
Greening STEM Educator Resources

The environment is a compelling context for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as it provides teachers with a diverse range of real-world challenges that engage students in hands-on opportunities to apply and reinforce STEM...

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11/6/17
Roots

In this issue BGCI considers how to develop education programmes from scratch, a curse and blessing that can be infrequently bestowed on botanic garden educators in gardens with well-established public engagement offers...

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11/1/17
SDG Academy

Universities are beginning to grapple with the complexities of teaching sustainable development, but traditional institutional structures and limited resources can make it hard for them to offer programs that combine all these aspects.

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10/24/17
Integrated Science and Art Education for Creative Climate change Communication

An interdisciplinary field trip to a remote marine lab joined graduate students from fine arts and natural resource science departments to think creatively about the topic of climate change and science communication. We followed a learning cycle...

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10/23/17
National Geographic Professional Development-Programs for K-12 Teaching and Learning

National Geographic Education has been implementing teacher professional development programs for the past 25 years in support of their overarching mission to inspire people to care about the planet, and to prepare teachers to inspire their...

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8/30/17
Public Garden Article: Reinventing the Children's Garden

By turning plant science into child's play, public gardens are reaching an important new audience. Written by Victoria Mattern, 1999

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11/5/15
EECapacity for Public Garden Educators

A webinar-based course on environmental education.

EECapacity for Public Garden Educators consists of an introductory video plus three webinar modules. The overall goal of the program is to guide public garden educators as...

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10/16/14