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TIPS Community Webinar: PlantSnap Initiative

The Association's TIPS Community presents a "Technology Tuesday" on the Association's PlantSnap Initiative featuring PlantSnap founder Eric Ralls. Find out how your garden can participate in this exciting citizen science project.

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12/4/19
Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people. Priority should be given to protecting mature trees and promoting long‐...

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7/15/19
Integrating Indigenous Languages into Gardens

University of British Columbia (UBC) Botanical Garden is located on the traditional and unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation. The 2019 UN International Year of Indigenous Language draws attention to the critical global loss of...

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7/9/19
Aligning Place and Concept for Collections-Driven Programming

Living collections are at the center of botanic garden interpretation and education. Increasingly, however, gardens implement learning approaches that disconnect the concepts from the collections. How do we, as garden education professionals, craft...

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6/28/19
The Global Museum: natural history collections and the future of evolutionary biology and public education

Natural history museums are unique spaces for interdisciplinary research and for educational
innovation. Through extensive exhibits and public programming and by hosting rich
communities of amateurs, students, and researchers at all...

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5/2/19

 

 
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum Collection Prioritization Rubric

This sample prioritization rubric is a great resource for those trying to align financial objectives with programmatic themes. Use the programmatic tool to help understand how to prioritize collections, areas, and functions and see how they relate to...

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3/7/18
ESA SEEDS

SEEDS is the flagship award-winning education program of the Ecological Society of America. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest...

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11/15/17
Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs: Pathways, Partnerships and Fidelity

How to scale (“pathways”), whom to involve (“partnerships”), and retention of program quality (“fidelity”) are three strategic decisions that can be critical to the scale up of beneficial social programs in societies. This report examines various ways...

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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
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization. Time-lapse imagery has a myriad of possible applications to study and depict ecosystems and...

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10/23/17
Monarch Butterflies: Communicating the Intersection of Plant and Insect Conservation

Public gardens occupy a key position in supporting nationwide efforts to increase monarch butterfly populations. However, numerous questions remain to be resolved in regards to how we can best support conservation of both monarch butterflies and the...

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7/9/17
The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond

A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape. The...

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7/9/17
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16
Landscape for Life

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Pollinator Education and Outreach: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uses a blend of education and conservation to support pollinators. The Wildflower Center provides visitors at plant sales with native plant species to create pollinator-...

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7/1/16
United States Botanic Garden

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Pollinator Education and Outreach: United States Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden educates visitors about pollinator-related conservation methods through a variety of programming, interpretation, and partnerships. In addition to cooperating on the...

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7/1/16
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden cooperates with California Phenology Project

The California Phenology Project is working at all levels to cultivate phenological and climate change literacy. From elementary school classrooms to university labs, and from natural reserves to national parks, the CPP is developing and...

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10/27/15