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IMP360: Interpretive Master Planning from Every Angle

As public gardens become increasingly focused on visitor experience, the story they tell about themselves—and the way gardens use this story to engage their stakeholders—is more important than ever.

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7/9/19
Thriving in Disaster

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time.

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6/20/18
The future of plant conservation: linking to the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

This video from the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress features Cristián Samper who joined WCS as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCS in August 2012.

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1/31/18
SDG Academy

Universities are beginning to grapple with the complexities of teaching sustainable development, but traditional institutional structures and limited resources can make it hard for them to offer programs that combine all these aspects.

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10/24/17
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization.

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10/23/17
Fusing Seasonal Display Planning with Garden-wide Approaches and Programming

In this multi-speaker presentation, we will discuss how to create a seasonal horticultural display throughout an institution.

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7/9/17
Running a Production Nursery with a Conservation Focus in the Public Eye

To be tenable in the modern age, botanical gardens are obligated to be more than just display gardens but are called to be active parts of their community, both locally and globally.

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9/24/16
Making the Case for Climate Action

Public gardens have a unique set of resources that can be used to make a difference in our national responses to climate change. Learn how some gardens have negotiated this tricky subject and embraced the role

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9/24/16
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents.

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9/24/16
An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical

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9/24/16