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  • Have you thanked a plant today? (PDF, 369kB) Poster version of our biodiversity travelling exhibit. Botanical gardens help us to understand the plant diversity that sustains us. Examples of education, research and conservation programmes at Canadian botanical gardens and arboreta are highlighted and viewers are encouraged to get involved in their local garden.

  • The 2010 Challenge for Canadian Botanic Gardens: (PDF, 2.7 mb) This publication reviews the progress on plant conservation and education related to sustainability by botanical gardens, places the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation into context, and indicates how Canadian gardens can contribute to achieving the 19 targets of the North American Strategy for Botanic Gardens in Conservation.

  • Plant for the Planet: A Plant conservation checklist for gardeners: (PDF, 362.3 kB) This brochure highlights simple conservation recommendations for gardeners, including knowing the laws that protect wild plants and their effects on gardening; avoiding invasive or potentially invasive species; and knowing the conservation status of species in their garden.

  • Canadian Botanical Gardens Conservation and Education: (PDF, 465.9 kB) Summary of Status and Needs: produced Mar 04, summary of consultations conducted in 2003 with 17 Canadian botanical gardens and arboreta to assess the status and needs related to plant conservation and biodiversity education programmes.

  • Information card: (PDF, 118.7 kB) produced Jan 04, for conservation organisations and educators to improve awareness of the Investing in Nature: A Partnership for Plants in Canada project and promote plant conservation and biodiversity education programmes at Canadian botanical gardens and arboreta.

  • Exploring Plant Conservation and Education at Canadian Botanical Gardens and Arboreta: (PDF, 254.3 kB) published Dec 03 for BGCI News Vol.4 N.1, a preliminary summary of the conservation and education assessment.

  • A changing role for botanical gardens: (PDF, 85.1 kB) published Dec 03 for Pappus Vol.3 N.1 (Royal Botanical Gardens), a summary of conservation roles of botanical gardens and examples of plant conservation and biodiversity education at Canadian botanical gardens and arboreta.

  • Ethnobotany poster: (PDF, 251.6 kB) produced Oct 03, for the International Biodiversity & Health Symposium to highlight ethnobotanical research and education at Canadian botanical gardens and to promote effective communication and co-operation between conservation organisations, education communities and botanical institutions.

  • A Partnership for Plants in Canada poster: (PDF, 86.4 kB) produced Jn 03, for the 2003 American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta annual meeting to to improve awareness of the Investing in Nature: A Partnership for Plants in Canada project and promote participation in the conservation and education consultations.

  • If you have something you would like to contribute, please contact us (yannvergriete@fastmail.fm).


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International Diploma in Botanic Garden Education
BGCI and RBG Kew offer an international diploma course in education for botanic garden staff. Participants will learn education skills and strategies to get their message across effectively to varied audiences. The emphasis is on interactive learning.
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Canadian Botanical Conservation Network's Newsletter, our quarterly electronic newsletter, brings you the latest news, events and information.