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Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members.
Outdoor activities, particularly free, unstructured play, benefit children’s development.
Every organization needs to find innovative ways of doing more with existing resources. In public gardens our staff can be both our biggest asset and most flexible resource. Creating a culture of growth begins with vision and leadership.
A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection.
From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it.
Each Garden has a geographic, demographic, and behavioral footprint they want to focus on. Going digital has made this process easier, more exact, and provided more reliable tools to track return on investment.
Social media is an important element of marketing to Millennials. However, some public gardens lack a strategic social media plan and those with a plan may lack confidence in its efficacy.
New urban parks are changing the public perception on garden design, emphasizing wild/natural designs of horticulture, ecological management, and sustainability.
More than 75% of plants rely on pollinators to assist with reproduction, including 1200 plants that are used for food. Pollinator populations are in decline, partly due to climate change, but can be saved if we provide the right habitats.
The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thir