BGCI International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens

Date: 2015/04/262015/05/01


Join us for the BGCI's 9th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens at Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, between April 26-May 1 2015


The congress will include a broad programme of interactive sessions, workshops, special events and eminent keynote speakers surrounding the theme of Biodiversity for a better world: Wild ideas worth sharing.


Every day, extraordinary new species of life are discovered, named, and introduced to the world. Every day, species that none of us even know about anonymously go extinct. Every day, ecological connections and relations between all life on Earth are uncovered. Every day.


Biodiversity enables life as we know it, from our first breath to our last. As one of the world's most purposeful advocates for biodiversity conservation, botanic gardens around the globe share their plants, people and places with millions of people every day. They do so in ways aimed at broadening public awareness, deepening scientific knowledge, building skills and capacity for more sustainable living. Every day, botanic gardens do this worthy work, and as a global network of peers, we get better when we have the opportunity to connect with each other, learn from each other, challenge each other, ask big questions, and together, strengthen our impacts.


The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity for botanic garden educators and other professionals to exchange ideas and think creatively about how to reframe and engage the public with the importance of biodiversity.

The call for proposals is now open! Proposals can be submitted online and must be received by September 15, 2014.


For more information and to submit your proposal visit


To view full conference flyer in PDF format click HERE.


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