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Interpreting the Science: A Toolkit to Communicate the Value of Native Plants

Native plants are important to the landscape. However, there is little clear information out there informing the lay public on native plant scientific benefits, uses in the landscape, and sourcing of plants. As centers of science, public gardens have a...

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8/7/20
Curation and Interpretation in Medicinal Plant Gardens

Medicinal plants have an immense need for intensive curation and interpretation. Many of the more powerful and important medicinal species have little aesthetic value, making medicinal collections difficult to display. Properly interpreted, medicinal...

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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
Living Collection Curation- A Holistic Approach, With The RBGE Palm House As A Case Study

The necessity to redesign and relandscape the interior of the Temperate Palmhouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) created the opportunity to undertake a full curatorial survey of the palms and other plants contained in the Palmhouse. This...

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1/12/18
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
National Association for Interpretation

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over...

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10/26/15
Collections Clarity Webinar Series

Hosted by the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Professional Community 

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9/16/14