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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
Climate Literacy

To protect fragile ecosystems and to build sustainable communities that are resilient to climate change—including extreme weather and climate events—a climate-literate citizenry is essential. This climate science literacy guide identifies the essential...

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10/25/17
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
KidsGardening

For 35 years, KidsGardening has led the school gardening movement by improving nutritional attitudes, educational outcomes, social & emotional learning and environmental stewardship in youth across the...

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10/17/17
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC)

SERC serves to collect and host teaching resources, many vetted through a peer-review system, on a wide variety of disciplines and topics. SERC works with professional societies and...

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8/30/17
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
Garden Play: Adapting Environmental Programs and Spaces for Early Childhood Education

Outdoor activities, particularly free, unstructured play, benefit children’s development. They increase self-esteem, decrease symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, contribute to emotional growth, and combat childhood...

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7/9/17
Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs

Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution. Achieving these seemingly opposed goals requires a wide variety of approaches, including partnerships, creative...

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7/9/17
K-12 Career Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Garden Professionals

As fewer students choose careers in horticulture, it is imperative for public gardens to raise awareness for the diverse career opportunities available in our industry to inspire the next generation of...

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9/26/16
The Ecological Atlas Project: Building Ecological Literacy through Art, Science & Technology

This presentation will show the profound role that art, science, and technology play in building ecological literacy and resilience. Presented by award-winning landscape architect and educator, Roberto Rovira...

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9/24/16
Life Lab

Drawing on over thirty-five years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. Through workshops and consultations, we have provided tens of thousands...

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10/26/15

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