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Patsy presentation for Public garden management session at APGA

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    • 1. Formal Education at Public Gardens
      Patsy Benveniste, Vice PresidentEducation and Community Programs
      2011 APGA Presentation
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    • 6. What Does “Formal Education” Mean?
      Formal education in public gardens means
      lessons, activities and classes that
      Convene students (of any age) in a structured way under the guidance of a subject-qualified teacher
      Have defined educational goals with associated curricula and materials
      Are capable of evaluation and replication
    • 7. What is its Use?
      Formal education programs
      Signal a garden’s philosophy, values and future direction
      Allow the garden to communicate in depth with the larger knowledge community
      Effect change
    • 8. What is Formal Education’s Leverage Power?
      Benefits the garden’s ongoing operations
      Inspires and motivates short and long term goals
      Influences public discourse and action about the environment
      Shapes innovation in the education system
      Brings sustainable practices and behaviors to broad awareness
    • 9. Who are the Audiences?
      Early Childhood
      Elementary school students
      After school students (Scouts, etc.)
      Child specialty
      High School students – in school and summer
      College students – in school and summer
      Post-graduate students
      Teachers, PreK-12
      Adult life-long learners
      Adult landscape workers
      Adult certificate students
      Adult healthcare and design professionals
      Corporate sustainability managers
      Human service agency sites
      City and county environmental managers (forest preserve districts, natural areas managers)
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    • 23. Publications for Professionals
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    • 35. Richard J. Daley College
      Arturo Velasquez West Side Technical Institute/ Continuing Education
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    • 38. Informal
      Programs
      Kids &
      Families
      Secondary,
      Undergrad and
      Grad Studies
      K-8
      School Field
      Trips
      Teacher
      Training
      Library
      Collections
      Garden Site
      Education
      Science Camps
      &
      After-School
      Health &
      Wellness
      Adult
      Continuing
      Education
    • 39. Community
      Garden
      Support
      Hort Therapy
      for Clients at
      Agency Sites
      School Garden
      Assistance
      Off-Site
      Education
      Adult workforce
      training &
      certification
      School-based
      teacher and
      student
      training
      Youth Training
      In
      Communities
    • 40. Hybrid
      Teaching and
      Certification
      Programs
      Consultation,
      design and staff
      training services
      K-8 Curriculum
      dissemination
      & training
      Hybrid
      Education
      Cooperative,
      Multi-garden
      Initiatives
      Collaborative,
      multi-site adult
      courses
      Citizen Science
      programs
    • 41. Hallmarks of Good Programs
      Place-based
      Project-based
      Developmentally appropriate
      Accessible
      Internally collaborative
      Responsive to external standards
      Evaluated
    • 42. Basic Rules for Delivery and Management
      Education programs should be
      Reflective of the garden’s larger mission
      Able to take full advantage of the garden’s natural and designed spaces
      Sensitive to the audience
      Internally collaborative
      Connected with the larger community
      Business smart
    • 43. Start with Staff
      Hire an educator first!
      Quality trumps quantity -- and sustains itself over time
      Find a way to offer professional development on a regular basis
      Put educators in dialogue with other department staff, no silos allowed
      Welcome volunteer expertise and assistance, but manage it carefully
    • 44. Funding the Programs
      Garden-based programs are sexy to funders
      A balance of earned and raised revenue signals astute management
      Ambitious programs evolve over time: “under promise and over deliver”
      Understandand implementongoing program evaluation
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    • 46. “HUMAN HISTORY CAN BE UNDERSTOOD
      AS THE RACE BETWEEN
      CATASTROPHE AND EDUCATION.”
      H.G. Wells