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Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:
Many gardens collect basic information on their visitors as they walk through the gate, however traditional demographics only scratch the surface when trying to understand our audiences and impact.
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
The positive benefits of exposure to nature and green spaces related wellness are well documented.
As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents.