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Been There, Done That: Learning Management Systems

Thinking about implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) but not sure where to start? Join this webinar to hear perspectives from garden education professionals about how they selected their LMS, why their garden needed an LMS in the first place...

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2/9/22
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
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
“Help, I’ve Fallen into Obscurity!”: Keeping Your Programs Vital to a Maturing Audience

Is your educational programming prepared for the coming “elder boom”? Every day, 10,000 Americans reach the age of 65 and the fastest growing demographic in this country is women over age 85. To remain vital to audiences, public gardens must account...

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3/9/20
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
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
Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best

Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:

  • Actively engaged (as opposed to passive recipients of information)
  • Equal partners in the learning process
  • Socially engaged
  • ...
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9/13/19
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
Engaging Diverse Audiences in Conservation and Research through Citizen Science

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...

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7/8/19
Survey of Adult Education Program Staffing

What staffing does it take to make adult education successful? Laura Vogel shares her survey of Member gardens and presents a scaled comparison of adult education staffing to program size, and invites open discussion from participants.

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4/23/18
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shifting Horizons: Avant-Garde Perspectives in Adult Education

Successfully engaging the adult learner requires a delicate balance of science and art. How do we as education departments continue to serve our audience by providing outstanding program offerings with every...

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9/24/16