Session 1: Learning from Visitors: Innovations in Audience Research
If audience research makes you think of clipboard surveys or binders of data that once seemed useful but are now just taking up space, come learn about innovations in research practice. Three case studies will give attendees a launching point to think anew about research practices in their organizations. Examples will be low cost and replicable. Effective approaches to advocate further for audience research will also be shared.
Presenters: S. Kutish, The Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Session 2: Supporting School Gardens: Maximum Impact, Minimal Input
School gardens are growing across the country. How can garden professionals support these efforts in a meaningful and sustainable way? After all, most of us have our own properties to look after. We can’t maintain dozens of school gardens, too. As garden professionals, though, we possess a lot of knowledge – from horticulture to outdoor education to fundraising and beyond – that could benefit school garden educators. Participants in this session will learn how Naples Botanical Garden shares this institutional knowledge, supports school garden projects, and brings local garden educators together through its Collier Greens School Garden Network.
Presenters: B. Patterson-Weber, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida.