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The 5th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens

Connecting with Plants: Lessons for Life

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, 2002


Novel Methods in Interpretation and Communication

Environmental education through Eco Clubs in selected schools in three districts of Tamil Nadu, India
Amirtham Alexander & John S Britto, Annai Genetic Garden, Tamil Nadu, India

Interpreting the garden for visitors with sight difficulties
Christine Preston, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens, UK

Botanical boats
Jenny Stuart, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Australia


Linking Science with Sustainability

‘This Dome is Your Home’: using an icon facility to teach education for sustainability
Jan Ellis, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane, Australia

Developing a conservation garden as a centre for the ‘Every child a scientist’ programme
N. Anil Kumar & V. P. Sajeev, Wayanad, Kerala, India

Setting up a new education department - strategies and partnerships
Christine Millican, National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK


Multiculturalism and Indigenous Issues in Interpretation

Connecting to culture
Steve Meredith Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australia, Australia


Forming Partnerships

Forming partnerships: insights from southern Africa
Pat Irwin & Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Environmental Education Unit, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Alien invaders: learning about biodiversity by monitoring environmental weeds
Gary Shadforth, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Linking with schools for joint interpretive processes
Abel Barasa Atiti, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi Botanic Garden, Nairobi, Kenya

Encounters with naturalists
Catherine Ducatillion & Steve Meredith, Jardin Botanique de la Villa Thuret, Antibes, France & Steve Meredith, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Community participation in exhibit development
Carolann Walach Baldyga, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Maimi, Florida, USA

Collaborating for conservation: how can botanic gardens staff in developed and developing countries work together to promote education and conservation in the botanical hotspots of the world?
Didik Widyatmoko & Lorraine Perrins, Center for Plant Conservation, Bogor Botanic Gardens, Bogor, Indonesia & Lorraine Perrins, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Australia

Children’s gardens: an international partnership using the Internet
Loïc Ruellan, Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest, Brest, France

Setting up a new education department – developing strategies and forming partnerships
Chris Millican, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK


Volunteering in focus: the panoramic view
Janelle Hatherly, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The pleasures and pitfalls of guiding at Kew
Barbara Boyle, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K.

Volunteering in focus: the broad picture
Carolann Walach Baldyga, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.


Evaluation and Research

What learning? What theory?
Katherine Stewart, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Changing the face of a botanic garden by tackling the concept of sustainability head on: the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and our learning curve
Robert Brett, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, UK

Evaluating the impact of a teacher development programme
Eugenie Novellie, Pretoria National Botanical Garden, South Africa