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Gathering around the Table: How Six Gardens Connect People to Food

We are all connected to plants through the food we eat. A foodbased garden starts conversations and gets people interested while providing an entrée to programs and interpretation in numerous...

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7/9/17
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
GMOs 101: An Introduction to History, Science, Impact, and Educational Strategies Relating to Plant Biotechnology

GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been...

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7/8/17
Teacher Training Mash-Up: Creative Ways to Break Barriers & Engage Educators

This session is a rapidfire mash-up of 5-minute snapshots of creative teacher engagement strategies, small-group brainstormings, and facilitated dialogues....

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9/26/16
K-12 Career Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Garden Professionals

As fewer students choose careers in horticulture, it is imperative for public gardens to raise awareness for the diverse career opportunities available in our...

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9/26/16
Student Presentations

Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research...

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9/26/16
Identifying Vulnerabilities & Taking Action Toward Climate Resilience

The impacts of climate change—including higher temperatures, heavier rain, more frequent and intense droughts, wildfires, floods, and sea-level rise—are affecting...

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9/24/16
Conserving Biodiversity on a Rapidly Changing Planet and the Critical Role of Gardens

Earth has daunting climatic and socioeconomic challenges. Gardens wish to do their part in preserving biodiversity, but best practices are essential when working with...

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9/24/16
Using Living Collections as an Unparalleled Resource for Research in Plant Conservation

Botanical gardens and their living collections have unique but underutilized resources for plant biology research. Living collections are essentially large common...

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9/24/16
Shifting Horizons: Avant-Garde Perspectives in Adult Education

Successfully engaging the adult learner requires a delicate balance of science and art. How do we as education departments continue to serve our audience by providing...

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9/24/16

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