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Association Education Community Annual Meeting hosted by: Kristie Webber (Director, Interpretive Programs, Chicago Botanic Gardens), Chair; Gabe Tilove (Adult Education Coordinator, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens), Vice-Chair; and Joan Thom
Part of our 2020 Virtual Conference additional resources, this session will offer a perspective on how international partnerships are created, how they can be beneficial for those organizations involved, and issues to consider before making connections.
Tree planting can help communities achieve many resiliency goals such as cooling heat islands, reducing stormwater floods, and building neighborhood cohesion.
A crucial function of education programming in public gardens is generating relationships between children and nature. We have a unique opportunity to personalize the horticultural aspects of our institutions.
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.
Connecting people to nature when you have a cave on your grounds is easy…or is it? Learn about the ups and downs of partnering with other organizations to highlight a special feature on your grounds.
How public gardens and arboreta evaluate their education programs determines the stories they can tell about those programs’ ability to positively impact their targeted audience and the broader community, and to build collaborations with research instit
Story is a powerful, provocative interpretive medium in botanical gardens. Plants already have a hard time attracting the interest of a plant-blind public, and lists of facts do little to bring them alive.
Green Bay Botanical Garden continually strives to meet the wants and needs of its community, but these wants and needs are changing.
Humanity faces numerous challenges in adapting to a changing planet. Public gardens are an ideal setting in which to engage the public on how to be part of the solution.