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Engaging Diverse Audiences in Conservation and Research through Citizen Science

Citizen science offers the opportunity to actively involve a variety of audiences both on site and in communities with our collections, our research, and our conservation activities, increasing scientific and environmental literacy as well as awareness

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7/8/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

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3/13/19
How to Make the Most out of Your Volunteer Stewardship Program

Volunteers are key to most stewardship programs. During this webcast we’ll look at: How does the organization develop and maintain their volunteer program?

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9/17/18
Tree Stewards: Case Study of A Virginia Urban Tree Volunteer Program

Virginia has developed a successful urban tree citizen volunteer program, Tree Stewards.

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8/28/18
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances.

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7/2/18
Lessons from the Field: Volunteers and Accessibility

Any garden or organization can benefit from a diversified volunteer corps with differing skill sets as well as being a welcoming and supportive space.

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6/21/18
Building Leadership Capacity: Helping Staff Succeed with Volunteers

Seasoned Volunteer Managers will offer advice for staff members who work with volunteers. How can you make the most of this valuable resource while helping staff build leadership skills?

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6/20/18
Volunteers! Our Most Precious Resource

Presented by Karen Christeson of Idaho Botanical Gardens at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation will cover how to build a dynamic volunteer program that establishes lasting relationships and successful experiences. 

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1/17/18
VolunteerMatch

The largest database of US volunteer opportuntiies, on site and virtual. This site also includes excellent free webinars on volunteer management topics. 

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10/17/17
Shaken, Not Stirred: Rethinking Donor/Volunteer Engagement

In 2015, The Morton Arboretum decided to shake things up with a full assessment of volunteer engagement in fundraising programs. Kathleen will discuss the benefits of Arboretum efforts to “shake up, not just stir” long-standing volunteer committees.

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2/27/17

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