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The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and biology.

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11/27/18
The Development of a Thirteen Year Research-Practice Partnership: How the School District, Eight Cultural Institutions, and University Participants Collaborate to Support New York City Science Teachers and Learners

This paper examines Urban Advantage, a thirteen-year partnership in New York City, between eight cultural institutions (botanical gardens among them) and the Department of Education, as a ‘case’ of a long-lasting research practice partnership that has h

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9/17/18
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
A Gamification Approach: Utilizing Citizen Science to Increase Interest in STEM

The ecoEXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) initiative of The North Carolina Arboretum engages youth in grades K–8 in hands-on citizen science programming while leveraging community resources.

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6/19/18
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.

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6/19/18
Landscape to Harvest: Creative, Innovative and Engaging Uses of Your Garden's Bounty

How can we captivate audiences through the bounty of our gardens? Food crops are one of the most approachable plant-related topics and can be a gateway to broader plant conservation discussions.

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6/19/18
The Value of Community Engagement in Botanic Gardens with Examples from The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has community engagement at its core.

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4/13/18
Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives

The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world’s most important food crops to climate change.

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4/6/18
Status and Education Programs of Public Children’s Gardens in the United States

The purpose of this study was to examine the status and education programs of public children’s gardens in the United States and evaluate their role as a place to provide nature experiences and learning for children.

 

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3/21/18
Creating Sustainable Value

This presentation was given by Stuart L. Hart, S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Johnson School of Management. It gives a brief overview of a sustainable business framework. 

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3/19/18

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