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The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden Interpretive Plan

This comprehensive master interpretive plan has been prepared specifically for the Wilbur D. May

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6/11/19
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
BHS- Safety Matters: Avoiding Painful and Costly Slips

Working in a public garden means that your workday depends somewhat on the weather. Wet walking surfaces both indoors and out can present serious slipping hazards for you, your co-workers and guests.

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5/14/19
BHS: Missing Child in the Garden

Most public gardens are hosts to children every day. Whether they are visiting with family or with a school group, gardens are magical places for children to learn, explore, and enjoy.

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4/15/19
BHS: Drones: The Risk and Exposures to Your Public Garden

This article may look familiar as we posted it in December of 2017, but as drones become increasingly popular, we found it important to revisit the topic.

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3/14/19
BHS: Garden Slip & Fall Checklist

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and significant costs whether they involve employees, volunteers or guests.

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2/18/19
Taking Out the Guesswork: A Guide to Using Research to Build Arts Audiences

This guidebook was developed out of strong evidence that audience research can strengthen audience-building initiatives by helping institutions understand how to build meaningful connections with different groups.

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11/7/17
Public Garden Article: Circulation Design to Enhance the Visitor Experience

One key management objective common to virtually all public gardens, as well as to all other

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11/5/15
Shangri La Visitor Experience Survey

A good example of a brief visitor experience survey, as provided by Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. 

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10/26/15