BGCI's education team support botanic gardens in their public engagement and education efforts through a range of resources, tools and projects
BGCI has an extensive Public Engagement programme that provides a wide range of tools and resources to support and promote the education work of botanic gardens around the world. We host a global congress (the International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens), publish an education journal twice a year (Roots), and provide resources and tools to support best practice education. We also aim to develop and deliver innovative, participatory projects that showcase the important social role of botanic gardens within their local communities.
We are also focusing on how botanic gardens and their millions of visitors can contribute to global conservation challenges. Annually botanic gardens around the world are visited by over 750 million people. We therefore have a huge opportunity to engage this audience in the global challenges that we are currently facing such as climate change, food security and biodiversity, and to the turn that engagement into conservation action.
BGCI's Education Journal: Roots
RootsPublic Engagement / Publication, BGCI Journal / English, Spanish
Ongoing public engagement projects
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Global Challenge
Food Forever Global Exhibition
BGCI Sustainability Challenge
Food Sustainability Challenge
Public engagement past projects
Communities in Nature