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Contents of the 4th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens

The Power for Change

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, 1999


Education for Sustainability

Representing Nature – The Challenge for Botanic Garden Educators
John Huckle, South Bank University, London

Revitalising of Educational Activities in the Oldest Botanic Garden of Russia
Alla Andreeva and Artyom Parshin, Botanic Gardens of Moscow University, Russia

Special Report – Simulation as One Model for Education for Sustainability in Botanic Gardens
Peter Batty and Sue Baughan, St Martin's College and Leicester University Botanic Garden, UK

Education by Stealth: the subtle art of educating people who haven’t come to learn
Ian Darwin Edwards, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK

Spreading the Message About Biodiversity Conservation
Maïté Delmas and Gaud Morel, Museum National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris, France

Working with Science, Games and Values in Environmental Education
Camilla Djurberg, Naturens Hus, Bergius Botanic Garden, Stockholm, Sweden

NBRI Botanic Garden – A National Facility Centre for Education and Conservation
A.K. Goel and A. N. Sharga, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

The Role of Living Collections in Gardens for Our Sustainable Future
Junko Oikawa and Tony Kendle, University of Reading, UK

Can a Botanic Garden Education Visit Increase Children’s Environmental Awareness?
Mary South, The Sir Harold Hillier Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, Romsey, UK

Ecological Education Potential of Botanic Gardens: A Case Study among Indian School Children
G. Valsala, K. Ravi and P. Pushpangadan, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India


Development Education and Environmental Ethics

Ethics and Equity – Key Components of Environmentally Sustainable Development Education
M.A. Partha Sarathy, Bangalore, India

Integrating Environmental and Development Education into Botanic Gardens
Abel Barasa Atiti, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Practical Approaches to the Teaching of Sustainability and Development Education
Bill Graham and Sue Bird, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, Birmingham, UK

Botanic Gardens: A Tribute to the Role of Beauty in Conservation of our Plant Heritage
Maria Luisa Cohen, Assisi Nature Council, Switzerland

The Gift Shop as a Site of Education for Sustainability
John Huckle, South Bank University, London, UK

Education on Conservation in the Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest
Loïc Ruellan, Conservatoire, Botanique National de Brest, France

Teacher Capacity Building: Skills Development through Environmental Education
Alexis Symonds, National Botanic Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

Beyond the Limits – Rural and Community Outreach

The Genesis of the Medicinal Plants Conservation Network (MPCN)
G. Hariramamurthi, Foundation for the Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore, India

School in the Forest – Educating the young at the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary
Suprabha Seshan, Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, Kerala, India

Empowering rural people for primary healthcare – A case study
A.E. Shanavaz Khan, S. Binu, S. Rajasekharan, Jacob Thomas and P. Pushpangdan, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Kerala, India

Teaching Our Traditions – Medicinal Plants and Ethnobotany

Traditions and Medicinal Plants: A Valuable Field of Knowledge and a Great Challenge for Sciences
Edelmira Linares, IB-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Toys: An Amusing Use of Plants
Veronica Franco, CICY, Yucatan, Mexico

The Coconut in India
V.T. Markrose, Coconut Development Board, Kerala, India

Teaching on Indian Traditional Medicine
S. Rajasekharan, T.G. Vinbod Kumar, A.E.Shanavaskhan, S. Binu and P. Pushpangadan, TBGRI, Kerala and NBRI, Lucknow, India

The Use of Storytelling in Communicating the Value of Medicinal Plants
Ghislaine Walker, UK

New Trends in Science Education

Challenging and Changing Ways of Knowing in Science and Science Education
Kathleen Gordon, Education, Training and Curriculum Services, Queensland, Australia

The Strategic Importance of Science Education in the Botanical Garden of the City of Paris
Laurent Bray, Geneviève Beraud, Monique Belin, Karine Boudjoulian, Jean-Sébastien Robert, Patrick Thommen, Julie Didierjean, Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

The Framework for Change: Lobbying for Curriculum Recognition
Gail Bromley and Mary Harrison, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK and Trentbull University, Ohio, USA

Working towards a Mutually Beneficial Botanic Garden/ University Relationship
Elizabeth de Keyser and Andrew Jamieson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Nourishing Deciduous Biodiversity
Gunavant M. Oza and Tvisha M. Pandya, The Foundation for Environmental Awareness, Baroda and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

Ethnobotany, the Scientific Vehicle in Education for Conservation
Didier Jaques Roguet, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Geneve, Switzerland

The Green Plant Blues: Engaging Students in Science Inquiry While Encouraging a Conservation Ethic
Anne Shenk and Jennifer Ceska, State Botanic Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia, USA

The Search for Funding – Strategies for Success
Peter S. Wyse Jackson, BGCI, Richmond, UK