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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
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
Nature's Fun I Swear: Engaging High School Students in Outdoor Education

Public gardens across the United States and Canada are exposing young adults to the outdoors through interesting and innovative programs. From daily hands-on field trips to youth movements to partnerships with schools, students are developing a better...

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7/9/19
#Future Green Collar: Engaging Young People with Careers in Horticulture

How can public gardens reach out to young people and engage them with careers that include horticulture and plant science, to ensure the future of their workforce and skills succession? How can this work be transferred into activity with the partners—...

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7/9/19
Garden Experiences and "Aha" Moments: Connecting Youth to Science, Stewardship, and Health

Research studies have found that students enjoy learning environmental science concepts in a hands-on, active, and experiential way, and outdoor components add depth and meaning to their indoor learning activities. Washington Youth Garden (WYG), a...

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6/28/19
Inspiring the Next Generation to Pursue Careers in Horticulture: Strategies for Public Gardens

While interest continues to grow for plant-based movements such as farm-to-table, field-to-vase, and school and community gardens, there is a lack of growth in the number of people interested in careers in horticulture. College and university programs...

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6/22/18
Learning by Leading at UGA

A critical issue for our field is training the public garden and environmental leaders of tomorrow. Educational institutions, such as college and university gardens, are uniquely poised to become leaders in this area. Through the Learning by Leading...

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6/19/18
Student Presentations

Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research findings. Through these undergraduate and graduate student presentations, current...

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7/9/17
Your Staff and Job Training Programs: Building a Cohesive Team

Public Gardens have a unique opportunity to touch the lives of young people in their communities through paid job training programs. While traditional internships offer training on an individual level, some job readiness programs offer the experience...

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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
Student Presentations

Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research findings. Through these undergraduate and...

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9/26/16
Sage Advice: Changing Perspectives of Emerging & Emerged Public Garden Professionals

Are you an aspiring public garden leader or looking to find new talent for your team? We all know that emerging into the public garden profession isn’t always a straightforward process, so we’re here to open...

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9/24/16
Preparing the Next Generation of Transformational Leaders of Cultural Institutions

As a leader or emerging leader, does your staff feel trust, admiration, loyalty, and respect for you? Does your staff work harder than expected to accomplish your institution’s goals? Hear and engage panelists...

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9/24/16
Inspired Internships: Infusing Leadership Experiences into High School-, Undergraduate- & Graduate-Level Internships

How can we help identify and train the public garden and environmental leaders of tomorrow? By starting early! Find out how four institutions are infusing authentic leadership experiences into their...

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9/24/16