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Indigenous communities rely extensively on plants for food, shelter, and medicine. It is still unknown, however, to what degree their survival is jeopardized by the loss of either plant species or
Natural history museums are unique spaces for interdisciplinary research and for educational
innovation. Through extensive exhibits and public programming and by hosting rich
Limited funding for STEAM education can create barriers that hamper program
offerings, student participation, staffing, professional development, resources or
Attached are a series of documents from various institutions and states that desribe their Adopt-A-Pond, Field, or Park Programs.
Association Director of External Relations Joan Thomas leads a webinar showing how to set up and use the MobileCause platform for MYGARDEN - a fundraising tool the Association offers for National Public Gardens Week.
Public engagement in botanical research has the potential to simultaneously advance research, science literacy, research sustainability, and workforce diversification goals, if strategies are carefully crafted and implemented to do so.
Association Director of External Relations Joan Thomas gives an introduction to the MYGARDEN campaign supported by Association affinity partner, MobileCause. Learn how to use this platform to raise money during National Public Gardens Week.
Community gardening is one of myriad ways in which humans and nature interact. A primary
objective of the study was to ascertain the impact of the Community Greening program on new participants.
Successful programs of crop wild relative (CWR) exploration, conservation, and utilization are ultimately dependent on sustained public prioritization and support, which in turn requires public awareness and engagement.
Smithsonian Gardens launched their interpretive master plan, recurring exhibition series and, in particular, their inaugural exhibition, Habitat (2019–2020). These initiatives are collaborative efforts involving the entire Smithsonian Gardens staff.