About the 2015 Education Congress
Education Congress logoEvery 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. It sustains the network of life that feeds us, protects us, employs us, cures us, and restores us. As one of the world’s most purposeful and passionate 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, sparking interests and shaping values, and cultivating the will to act among citizens and communities.

Little girl with vegetable plantEvery 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.

In this spirit, BGCI’s 9th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens is focused on leveraging this vibrant network of global botanic gardens to think big about how we can best engage people in biodiversity issues and look into the future of education in botanic gardens.

 

Botanic Gardens Conservation International, the world’s greatest force for plant conservation is co-organizing its 9th Education Congress in partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden.
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April 26–May 1, 2015
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri