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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.

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7/9/19
Empowering Learners Beyond the Classroom

Educational programs in public gardens are connecting learners, both teachers and students, with the outside world.

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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.

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6/28/19
Earth Day Toolkits

Earth Day is coming soon. Be prepared to engage visitors, students in higher education, K-12 students, and more! 

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4/4/19
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Sustainability Changemakers

Go-to Guide for Creating a New Generation of Changemakers Capable of Transitioning Our World to a Sustainable Future:

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4/4/19
China Educator’s Guide

China is home to an astounding number of species, 31,500, and 12 percent of these species
can be found only in China. The Missouri Botanical Garden, working with an international

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1/30/19
Enter at Your Own Risk: Creating Authentic Children's Gardens in a Built World

This presentation from the 2018 Annual Conference in SoCal covered the costs of engineering risk free children's gardens and the importance of these garden's today. 

 
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8/27/18
Sharing a Healthy Dose of Nature: Outreach Programming at Your Local Children’s Hospital

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens’ Wonder Connection outreach program serves patients at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We intuitively know how healing nature can be, and yet most children’s hospitals don’t include nature programming.

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6/22/18
Growing a Nature Preschool

What is a Nature Preschool? Why are they important? And how on earth do you keep all those kids away from the poison ivy?

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6/21/18
Beyond the Children's Garden Gate: Five Creative Ideas for Young Families

After opening the Lena Meijer Children's Garden in 2004, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park saw a 25% increase in membership and observed that more young families were visiting Meijer Gardens than ever before.

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6/19/18

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