American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Empowering Learners Beyond the Classroom
Event Type: 
Education and Communication
Date / Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Congressional A
T. Friday, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas; J. Pedersen, University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pre-Registration Required: 

Educational programs in public gardens are connecting learners, both teachers and students, with the outside world. The BRIT professional learning experience allows teachers to build student-centered learning opportunities that engage learners in broadening their understanding of biodiversity and conservation for a local to global impact. The award winning Kids in the Garden program is creating numerous opportunities for students and teachers to connect with nature while the Green School is providing teachers with a new and exciting way to teach environmental concepts. Participants will see the value of public gardens in education, and think about innovative programs that could be implemented at their own gardens.