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How public gardens and arboreta evaluate their education programs determines the stories they can tell about those programs’ ability to positively impact their targeted audience and the broader community, and to build collaborations with research instit
Humanity faces numerous challenges in adapting to a changing planet. Public gardens are an ideal setting in which to engage the public on how to be part of the solution.
Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:
Go-to Guide for Creating a New Generation of Changemakers Capable of Transitioning Our World to a Sustainable Future:
Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action.
As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents.
The history of botanical gardens, from ancient Egyptian and Roman roots, through medieval and Renaissance developments, and up to 21st century developments, is chronicled in a new article, ‘Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution’ by Donald A.