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Attitudes toward Plants: Comparing the Impact of Instruction through Writing & through a Botanical Garden Trip

We designed and implemented two instructional approaches to plant education, with the intention of supporting positive attitudes toward plants among sixth-grade students (11–13 years old).

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4/27/20
Earth Day at Home & Digital Toolkits for Environmental Education

Earth Day Network is committed to supporting parents and teachers in providing engaging environmental education opportunities.

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4/3/20
Finding Urban Nature

National Geographic offers an online guide, Finding Urban Nature that can help city dwellers.

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3/27/20
Celebrate Urban Birds Project

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology invites the public to join the Celebrate Urban Birds project, which provides links to birdcams and kits in Spanish and English.

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3/27/20
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.

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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.

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3/4/20
Creating Professional Development Models that Connect Teachers to Nature and Transform Student Learning

"One Stop Shop" professional developments are no longer meeting the needs of 21st century teachers.

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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
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).

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2/7/20
Ecosystem Management in Towns and Cities

This webinar will introduce extension agents to concepts of urban ecology, which addresses the intricate relationship between humans and urban trees, air, water, soil, wildlife, and more.

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2/5/20

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