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Use of botanical gardens as arks for conserving pollinators and plant-pollinator interactions: A case study from the US Northern Great Plains

Botanical gardens have contributed to plant conservation through the maintenance of both living 20 and preserved plant specimens for decades. However, there is still a large gap in the literature 21 with regards to understanding the potential...

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3/4/21
April Lunch & Learn: Shifting an Appreciation Reception to an Online Celebration

Like many public gardens, Reiman Gardens hosts an end of the year appreciation reception for our volunteers. This year, we knew we would not be able to offer the same in person event, so staff quickly shifted focus to developing and creating an online...

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3/2/21
Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021

Each year, Classy announces fundraising trends to look out for in the coming year, but unforeseen events and variables in 2020 made predicting this year’s trends, without a doubt, the most difficult yet.

While the future remains uncertain,...

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3/2/21
Cornell Botanic Gardens: Invasive Plant Policy

A policy document developed to balance the public garden mission of holding diverse horticultural collections with the conservation mission of preserving natural areas and the broader environment.

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3/2/21
Continent-wide tree fecundity driven by indirect climate effects

Indirect climate effects on tree fecundity that come through variation in size and growth
(climate-condition interactions) are not currently part of models used to predict future forests.
Trends in species abundances predicted from meta-...

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2/26/21
State Natural Areas Program Roundtable (SNAP)

The Natural Areas Association hosts Roundtables as a way for individuals to come together in a structured, yet informal way, to openly discuss and share information about their work in natural areas conservation. NAA hosted the first State Natural...

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2/25/21
Re-Opening Museums & Cultural Attractions: Succeeding in the Post-COVID Era with Thoughtful Digital Tools

In March 2020, museums and cultural organizations across the world closed their doors due to Coronavirus. Now, almost half a year later, many institutions are in the early phases of reopening.
In order to initiate a successful reopening, digital...

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2/19/21
Pollinator Toolkits and Worksheets

Bees, bats and butterflies all have one thing in common — they are pollinators! Pollination is a process that is imperative to the success of nearly all-terrestrial life on earth. Humans need healthy pollinator populations to support our food system...

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2/12/21
February 2021 Education Town Hall

Join Kristie Webber, Education Community Chair and Gabe Tilove, Vice-Chair for their first Education Community Town Hall Meeting in 2021. Please note that break out rooms were not recorded or included in the final recording to promote free conversation...

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2/9/21
Online and Print Resources for Oak Information

This is a companion resource to a presentation given by Tim Boland, Polly Hill Arboretum, entitled The American Oaks: Diversity, Ecology, Identification as part of the "A Focus On Sustainability" Webinar Series. 

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2/5/21
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Volunteer Community Town Hall: Docent Training

There are as many ways to run a docent training as there are public gardens! In this Town Hall, members of the Volunteer Community share resources and inspiration about the future of docent training. Town Hall Team, important timestamps, and links to...

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2/4/21
Corporate Vision 2021: Association Virtual Town Hall

Are you a corporate/affiliated industry member, sponsor, exhibitor, or partner with us? Or are you interested in seeing how you can get involved with the Association in the coming year? Then you’ll definitely want to hear the “Top Nine Innovations” we’...

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2/3/21
February Lunch and Learn! When Nature Goes Virtual: Bringing the outdoors to a K-12 digital audience

During times of uncertainty we are often pushed to our limits--to think outside the box, to build something from nothing, to make the impossible possible. In a world where teaching about nature outdoors is ideal, the education staff at The Morton...

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2/3/21
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Plant Collections Town Hall: December 2020

Triage for Living Collections - Discussing Critical Action in the Wake of Disaster

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that when disaster strikes, we need to be ready to react. The Plant Collections Community invites you to view...

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2/2/21
Seeing the Landscape from the Trees: An Ecosystemic Approach to Urban Forestry

The term “urban forest” is often used to refer to all the trees within a city or town. But the urban forest is part of a much larger social-ecological landscape that supports a complex web of biodiversity, ecosystem services, values, and cultures.  The...

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1/29/21
The Thousand Year Woods and The Managed Landscape

Over the years, humankind has had a complex relationship with the landscapes we inhabit, and in his new book, arborist and writer William Bryant Logan shares how the symbiotic relationship between the woods and its inhabitants evolved. He also examines...

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1/28/21
Conducting Food Programming During a Pandemic

Conducting Food Programming During a Pandemic

Join the Food & Agriculture Community to kick off the 2021 UN Year of Fruits and Vegetables, learn about upcoming Association community elections and dive into how Public Gardens...

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1/27/21
Marketing and Communications Town Hall: New Year, Same Pandemic

New Year, Same Pandemic: Fatigue and Flexibility

Join the MarComm Community to share how we’re all coping with pandemic fatigue, marketing events and programs with plans A, B, and C, and reinforcing the importance of our missions. We will also...

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1/25/21
Guidelines for Creating Effective Session Proposals

See the attached document "Guidelines for Creating Effective Session Proposals" prepared by Program Selection Committee Co-Chairs:

Clayton Bass & Jacqueline Venner-Senske

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1/22/21
The PhenObs initiative – A standardised protocol for monitoring phenological responses to climate change using herbaceous plant species in botanical gardens

Changes in phenology induced by climate change occur across the globe with important
implications for ecosystem functioning and services, species performance and trophic
interactions. Much of the work on phenology, especially leaf out and...

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1/21/21

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