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IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3

In December 2020 the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 found that climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage globally. This report, IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3, builds on three cycles of Conservation Outlook Assessments undertaken...

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1/13/21
Climate change and wildfires: lessons from Australia’s Blue Mountains

Periodic fires are a normal part of the lifecycle of many ecosystems, but climate change is creating mega-fires that instead of supporting biodiversity threaten to destroy it. In the aftermath of the worst fire season in Australia’s recorded history,...

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1/13/21
Lunch and Learn! Artists Activate Part II

Karen Daubmann, Associate Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Engagement at the New York Botanical Garden, illuminates participatory art programs associated with exhibitions that develop conservation attitudes and activism among visitors.

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1/8/21
Biocultural stewardship: Transforming our urban and community forestry practices

Diverse perspectives and approaches to learning and knowing can strengthen our work in urban and community forestry. Indigenous and local knowledge is embedded in the concept of biocultural stewardship - an approach to working with communities...

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12/28/20
Reflecting on 2020: Navigating the Trials, Triumphs & Transformation of Cultural Organizations in the Pandemic Era

2020 has been a challenging and transformative year for the cultural sector. When museums first closed their doors in March, no one could have predicted the profound era of disruption and change the COVID-19 pandemic would usher in for cultural...

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12/16/20
Time + Talent Podcast

Whether you’re looking for solutions, inspiration, or just want to hear what others are doing to successfully engage volunteers, Time + Talent is the podcast for leaders of volunteers.

We’ll bring you uplifting and insightful conversations with...

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12/16/20
Selecting the Right Interpretive Tool for Your Garden

How do you create that perfect combination of interpretive vehicles to reach your various audiences? Our panelists explore the right mix of brochures, QR codes, signage, apps, and other tools to connect our visitors to our beautiful garden spaces....

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12/15/20
Social Media & Urban Forestry: Getting the Word Out

Jennifer Byerly, Project Learning Tree, will discuss how social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook offer arborists the opportunity to foster an interest in, and awareness of, urban trees. 

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12/4/20
Unmuted: What works, what doesn’t, and how we can all do better when working together online

If you work remotely (or supervise people who do) and spend much of your day in videoconferences, this report was written for you. It may be most relevant to individuals working at nonprofits and foundations, colleges and universities, and government...

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12/4/20
Lunch and Learn! Artists Activate: Environmental Connection, Conservation, & Community

This session highlights the unique roles artists and art play in creatively inspiring, engaging, and empowering the public to care about nature, and take action to address today's critical ecological issues. Elayna Toby Singer shares strategies from...

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12/2/20
Barriers to Nature Engagement for Youth of Color

Nature engagement provides physical, psychological, and social benefits. Yet access to and use of local nature sites, parks, and greenspace is not always equitable, particularly for communities of color. To enhance understanding of the barriers to...

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12/1/20
Rethinking Nontraditional: Navigating a Biology Career While Black

Scientists often face career hurdles when they take what some see as a “nontraditional path.” The traditional scientific career, however, has been defined primarily by white scientists. In this talk, Dr. Halane will discuss his career as a Black...

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12/1/20
Closing Out 2020 Strong With End-Of-Year Planning and Initiatives

2020 has been a challenging and unprecedented year for cultural organizations, and most have experienced a downturn in revenue and fundraising opportunities. As a result, many membership and development professionals have turned their attention to year...

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12/1/20
Making the Most of Giving Tuesday as a Cultural Organization

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cultural organizations of all kinds have faced disruptions to their operations, fundraising, and budgets. As a result, occasions like Giving Tuesday are important opportunities to engage constituents, raise...

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12/1/20
Enhancing Consumer Horticulture’s Millennial Outreach: Social Media, Retail, and Public Garden Perspectives

The millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, is the largest demographic age group in the United States. This generation of plant enthusiasts has experienced financial setbacks; nevertheless, they collectively wield immense economic power. In...

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11/13/20
Using botanic gardens and arboreta to help identify urban trees for the future

Diversification of urban forests is essential to enhance their resilience to future biotic
threats as well as those posed by a changing climate. Arboreta and botanic gardens
host a wide range of plant material that can be evaluated to...

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11/9/20
Building an Active and Engaged Public: Discourse, Media Literacy, and Civic Education

As the world watches Americans head into the U.S. Presidential Election season this fall, the need for an active and engaged public representing diverse communities, beliefs, and priorities is evident. At the same time, headlines are filled with...

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10/27/20
So What? - Using Interpretive Themes to Improve All Aspects of Visitor Experience

A strong interpretive theme statement provides a clear big idea and the "so what" message that can help deepen visitor experience. Interpretive themes are typically used for signage projects and programming, but they can be used for so much more. In...

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10/22/20
Behind The Scenes: 2020 Annual Conference

Pivoting from in-person to virtual events is never easy, especially when a pandemic is the root cause of the shift. In an effort to share tips, tricks, and insights from the American Public Gardens Associations' shift from an in-person to virtual event...

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10/12/20
The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn from trees, fungi, and bees?

Positive interactions between people and nature inspire behaviours that are in harmony
with biodiversity conservation and also afford physical and mental health benefits.
Since most people live in towns and cities, urban greenspaces are...

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10/9/20

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