AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION
2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

Beat the (Oil) Drum Boldly: Addressing Polarizing Topics in Your Garden
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Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Education and Communication
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 30 - 3:20pm to 3:50pm
Presenter: 
Adam Haas, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Cost: 
Included
Pre-Registration Required: 
Yes

It has been said that museums can and should be safe places for unsafe ideas. In our current politically-charged climate, it is more important than ever for gardens to serve in this same capacity. But how as an institution can you navigate this role in a way that both addresses the needs of your guests and remains true to your mission?

This session will explore how a botanical garden, whose mission includes advancing sustainability, human health and well being, is using visitor research to address the polarizing topics of climate change, consumption, and population growth in thoughtful and targeted ways and is inspiring action within its walls and beyond.

 

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