You are here

Featured Resource

Building a Mobile Workforce: Getting Decision Support into the Field

In our home lives – smart phones have become a part of daily life. So why do we still rely heavily on printed maps, CAD diagrams, and hand-drawn notes to find assets while at work on campus? GIS is no longer about just producing printed maps, it...

Resource
12/4/20
Optimizing Utilities: Digitally Transforming Network Management

It’s 3AM and the power goes out. You or your staff need to locate the right switch, but do you know where it is? When a construction project is taking place and you want to ensure that a dig-in won’t occur, how confident are you in the mapped location...

Resource
12/4/20
BHS: Workplace Safety

As COVID continues to be a global concern and as many organizations are finding new normal ways to work, there is concern for workplace overexertion and fatigue. Overexertion can be a result of physical or emotional strain or pressure caused when you...

Resource
11/11/20
BHS: Flu Season and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Fall and Winter seasons signal many beautiful changes in the Garden landscape; from colorful leaves to Holiday Lights. Fall and Winter also signals the beginning of the flu season, which according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (...

Resource
10/14/20
Conversation: COVID-19’s Effect on Public Gardens and Arboreta

The COVID-19 pandemic hit public gardens and arboreta in a variety of ways. Many institutions had to shut down entirely. Most retained skeleton crews onsite to maintain plants, though no visitors would be able to appreciate them. Others, like the...

Resource
10/7/20
Natural Start COVID Forum: Planning for Reopening

This is a clip from Natural Start's COVID-19 Forum focused on plans for reopening nature-based early childhood programs. Megan Gessler of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, shares her program's plans for reopening.

Resource
6/24/20
The ADA and Face Mask Policies

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways. People with disabilities, people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and people over the age 60, are at a higher risk of becoming infected and most...

Resource
6/22/20
Wild Plants and You in the Times of COVID19 and the Essential Journey to Sustainability

With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade...

Resource
6/19/20
De-Escalation Tips in Light of Coronavirus Anxiety

Look for signs of anxiety in body language, tone and cadence. Understand that crisis behavior reflects a need and consider what it is the other person might want. 

Resource
6/12/20
Seven Principles for Effective Verbal Intervention

Dealing with individuals who are belligerent, hostile, or noncompliant can be an everyday occurrence. Your effective response to this defensive behavior is often the key to avoiding
a physical confrontation with an out-of-control individual....

Resource
6/12/20
Smithsonian Institution Framework for Reopening (as of May 27, 2020)

This general guidance applies to Smithsonian staff and volunteers. 

Resource
6/10/20
The Onsite Member Experience After Coronavirus Closures

Across the world, we’re beginning to see museums, zoos, gardens, and other cultural sites reopen after coronavirus closures. Many are initiating phased reopenings, using timed-ticketing and contactless modes of entry, opening to members only, and/or...

Resource
6/8/20
Mt. Cuba Center’s COVID-19 Reopening Playbook for Employee Safety and Health

Mt. Cuba Center is intent on keeping our employees, guests, and business partners safe while at Mt. Cuba Center. To provide guidance as we navigate this new normal, we have developed a Reopening Playbook that lays out new safety and operation protocols...

Resource
6/8/20
Resilient Design Assistance in the Mid-Atlantic

In 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked directly with stakeholder communities to identify and facilitate policy and planning measures that promote green infrastructure and help address flood management and water quality needs....

Resource
5/28/20
COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Outdoor Museums and Galleries

This document provides guidance for outdoor museums, open air galleries, botanical gardens, and other outdoor exhibition spaces to support a safe, clean environment for workers.

Resource
5/27/20
Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance

The objective of the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance is to provide educational materials for camp staff to reduce potential exposures to and spread of COVID-19. 

Resource
5/21/20
Atlanta Botanical Garden Plan for Reopening

This document is a working blueprint for reopening the Atlanta Botanical Garden safely
following the COVID-19 shutdown. The Garden will update this plan regularly as new recommendations from health experts and government officials are made...

Resource
5/21/20
Minimum Standard Health Protocols: Checklist for Museums and Libraries

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all museums and libraries choosing to operate in Texas. Museums and libraries may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the...

Resource
5/11/20
Longwood Gardens Reopening Plan: Employee and Guest Health and Safety

See Longwood Gardens COVID-19 reopening plan. 

Resource
5/7/20
Filoli Public Reopening Plan (May 5, 2020)

These plans and guidelines are subject to change. You can also view their printable visitor map as a companion resource. 

Resource
5/7/20

Pages