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Monarch Butterflies: Communicating the Intersection of Plant and Insect Conservation
Public gardens occupy a key position in supporting nationwide efforts to increase monarch butterfly populations. However, numerous questions remain to be resolved in regards to how we can best...
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7/9/17
No Apologies: Construction as an Opportunity for Guest Engagement
Construction projects are inevitable in public gardens, whether it is a new build or restoration. The common tendency is to anticipate the construction will result in negative consequences. When...
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7/9/17
The Power of the Plate: Celebrating Community Connections through Food and Agriculture
This session aims to explore ways that Gardens are harnessing the power of food to connect and convene diverse communities through stories of people, programs, practices, policy, procurement, and...
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7/9/17
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. The session will focus on institution wide approaches of creating “...
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7/9/17
Leading Audiences to Take Action! A New Approach from the Field of Conservation Psychology
Audience demographics influence many aspects of public garden operations and can be segmented in numerous ways to address a variety of goals. Increasingly, public gardens are becoming aware of their...
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7/9/17
The Keys to Interviewing, Hiring, Managing, and Maintaining a Superior Visitor Services Team
What are the best questions to ask in an interview to tease out the strengths you are seeking? How do you keep your Visitor Services team motivated, energized, and positive 100% of the time? How do...
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7/9/17
Innovative Technology Test Kitchen
Public gardens are increasingly exploring new technologies to provide business intelligence, manage collections, and deliver interpretive and education programs. With a vast array of hardware and...
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7/9/17
An Innovative Green-Roof as a Social Empowerment Tool
CICEANA’s Botanical Garden, located on the rooftop of its headquarters in Mexico City, has acted as a catalyst throughout Mexico for a series of green roof and green spaces projects. One...
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7/9/17
From Research to Garden: How to Connect People with Landscapes
The Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens is an integral piece of a broader research agenda to build and disseminate knowledge on the plants and ecology of the world’s major steppe regions....
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7/9/17
Beautiful Gardens Begin with Healthy Soil: Soil Quality Assessment and Care as Management Tools
Beautiful gardens begin with healthy soil. The concept of soil quality is the capacity of soil to provide key functions and is measured using a variety of biological, chemical, and physical...
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7/9/17

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