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Is your educational programming prepared for the coming “elder boom”? Every day, 10,000 Americans reach the age of 65 and the fastest growing demographic in this country is women over age 85.
Reading questions and writing prompts developed for Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv.
Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape.
Academic campuses across the Great Plains can serve as landscapes for teaching and learning about native flora of cultural importance with regard to food, medicine, and lifeways.
Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:
Plants permeate human life. Our physical and cultural environments are infused with the lives of plants. Even the oxygen in the air we breathe is the result of their biological processes.
STEM careers and programs have gained prominence in recent years as youth are shown opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through robotics, computer programming, and game development.
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
We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, which will have unknown but potentially devastating consequences for the Earth’s planetary systems. Before we can
Humans and plants have a complex relationship extending far back into our joint
evolutionary history. This legacy can be seen today as plants provide nutrition, fiber,