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Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Hear from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

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5/20/19
Climate Change in the American Mind: Data, Tools, and Trends

In this article, we examine how the general public in the United States has viewed global warming over the past decade, identifying important trends in public understanding of global warming,

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4/18/19
Adopt-A-Pond/Field/Park Example Documents

Attached are a series of documents from various institutions and states that desribe their Adopt-A-Pond, Field, or Park Programs.

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4/1/19
Naming and Framing Issues for Deliberation: Resources

Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action.

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3/25/19
Sustainability education in a botanical garden promotes environmental knowledge, attitudes and willingness to act

Creating behavior change to mobilize transitions toward sustainability is a significant challenge of our time.

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1/16/19
Public Education and Outreach Opportunities for Crop Wild Relatives in North America

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.

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12/18/18
People and plants: The unbreakable bond

We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, which will have unknown but                          potentially devastating consequences for the Earth’s planetary systems. Before we can

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12/11/18
The challenge for botanic garden science

Historically, botanic garden science has been dominated by the disciplines of economic
botany and taxonomy. Today, with around 20% of plant species threatened with extinction,

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12/11/18
Plants and people: Our shared history and future

Humans and plants have a complex relationship extending far back into our joint
evolutionary history. This legacy can be seen today as plants provide nutrition, fiber,

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12/11/18
The role of botanical gardens in scientific research, conservation, and citizen science

Botanical gardens devote their resources to the study and conservation of plants, as well as making the world's plant species diversity known to the public. These gardens also play a central role in meeting human needs and providing well-being.

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10/1/18

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