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.
Public engagement current projects
Through a recent European project, we worked with botanic gardens to increase their social relevance, helping them to work with their local communities on common issues of social and environmental importance. In our current projects (BigPicnic and LearnToEngage) we are supporting botanic gardens to use participatory approaches (such as co-creation and team-based inquiry) to develop the way in which they work with their local community, and we are developing a series of learning materials to support education staff in their interpretation, science communication and evaluation.
BGCI’s education team produces a biannual journal ‘Roots’, and organises regular training courses and conferences (including BGCI’s International Congresses on Education in Botanic Gardens).
BGCI's Education Journal: Roots
RootsPublic Engagement / Publication, BGCI Journal / English