2015 BGCI Presentations
Delegate giving presentationWhen available, links to presentation pdfs are given below. Sessions are listed by date, then time. Click on a time slot to reveal the available pdfs. 

Session descriptions and details are available in the Congress Program.

Congress proceedings are also available through the BGCI website.

Monday, April 27

9 to 10 a.m.

Shoenberg Theater    Plenary Address
An Evolving Agenda for Botanical Garden Education in a Rapidly Changing World

Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [8.16 MB]
    Plenary Address
Building a Global System for the Ex Situ Conservation of All Plant Diversity: The Role of BGCI in Educating Policy Makers, Plant Conservation Practitioners, and Broader Society
Paul Smith, BGCI
Download pdf [3.26 MB]

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shoenberg Theater    Panel (TL, PD)
Conserving, Preserving, and Training the Next Generation of Botanical Horticulturists
Brian Trader, Longwood Gardens
Download pdf [22 MB]
Missouri and Botanical Rooms    Panel (TL, SV)
Innovative Ways to Connect Children with Nature
Emma Ausford, Devonian Botanic Garden
Download pdf [3.67 MB]
Robin Moore, North Carolina State University
Download pdf [3.8 MB]
Odelia Aroshas, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
Download pdf [1.12 MB]
Kit Harrington, University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Download pdf [3.06 MB]
Alexander Amirtham, GREENS Biodiversity Sanctuary, India
Download pdf [3.05 MB]
Spink Gallery    Panel (TL, CE)
Developing Audiences to Gardens Through Art
Felicity Gaffney, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
Download pdf [13.5 MB]
Emiliano Sánchez Martínez, Cadereyta Regional Botanic Garden Download pdf [4.76 MB]
Beaumont Room    Workshop (PD, TL)
Enlisting Formal Educators as Partners in Conservation through Citizen Science
Candyce Johnson, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Download pdf [5.13 MB]
Spink Pavilion    Workshop (TL, SC)
What Plants Are You Wearing Today?
Kristina Bjureke, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Download pdf [4.26 MB]

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Spink Gallery    Panel (TL, SV)
Innovative Public Garden Engagement Activities

Introductory slides
Download pdf [62 KB]
James Locklear, Lauritzen Gardens
Download pdf [7.72MB]
Tara Moreau, University of British Columbia
Download pdf [1.64 MB]
Tamar Arbel-Elisha, Ramat Hanadiv Memorial Gardens and Nature Park
Download pdf [9.22 MB]
Gilles Vincent and Zhe Zhang, Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Garden
Download pdf [7.96 MB]
Spink Pavilion    World Café (TL, CE)
MBG Teen Network: Engineering Next-Gen Thinkers, Doers, and Problem Solvers

Meg Hoester, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [4.45 MB]

4:30 to 6 p.m.

Missouri and Botanical Rooms   Panel (TL, SV)
The Importance of Unstructured Children’s Play

Ian Edwards, Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh
Download pdf [1.87 MB]
Kylie Regester, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Download pdf [10.7 MB]
Sandy Tanck, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Download pdf [12.6 MB]
Shoenberg Theater    Pecha Kucha
Conversations between Education and Horticulture: Planting Ideas for the Future

Julia Willison, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Download pdf [4.93 MB]
Ximin Wang, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Romi Ige, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Phil Petitt, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
María Bellet Serrano, Real Jardín Botánico Madrid
Pertti Pehkionen, Finnish Museum of Natural History, (LUOMUS), Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden
Download combined pdf [14.1 MB]
Tuesday, April 28

9 to 10 a.m.

Shoenberg Theater    Plenary Address
Monarch Butterfly Conservation: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Dr. Rebecca Quiñonez-Piñón, Forests for Monarchs
Download pdf [3.67 MB]
Catherine Werner, Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project
Download pdf [7.92 MB]

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Missouri Room    Panel (TE, SV)
Botanical Gardens, Technology, and Innovative Ways to Connect People with Nature
Hussein Keshani, University of British Columbia
Download pdf [1.17 MB]
Dene Grigar, Washington State University Vancouver
Download pdf [2.85 MB]
Beaumont Room    Panel (SC, TL)
Engaging the Public: Science Communication Initiatives at Botanical Gardens
Kate Castleden, University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Download pdf [5.12 MB]
Vida Mildaziene, Kaunas Botanical Garden
Download pdf [5.59 MB]
Silva Zilinskaite, Vilnius University Botanical Garden
Download pdf [4.3 MB]
Shoenberg Theater    Panel (TL, RE)
Visitors, Educators, and Innovative Methods in Botanical Gardens: Perspectives from Educational Research
Weizhe Zhang, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Download pdf [2.96 MB]
Naomi Haywood, King's College London
Download pdf [6.48 MB]
Spink Gallery    Panel (TL, SV)
INQUIRE: International Collaborations for Inquiry-Based Science Education
Suzanne Kapelari, Austrian Education Competence Center Biology, University of Vienna
Download pdf [1.46 MB]
Costantino Bonomi, MUSE (Museo delle Scienze)
 Download pdf [1.63 MB]
Spink Pavilion    Workshop (CE, TE)
Voicing the Garden
Juliet Day, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Download pdf [2.05 MB]
Video and audio shorts referenced in the presentation can be found at www.voicingthegarden.com

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Missouri Room    Panel (TL, SV)
Interpretation Worth Sharing: Inspiring and Educating for a Better World

Abby Hird, BGCI U.S.
Download pdf [1.53 MB]
Isabel Elena Muñoz Galvis, Jardín Botánico de Cali
Download pdf [5.64 MB]
Jennifer Wolff, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [7.76 MB]
Botanical Room    Panel (SV, TE)
Knowledge Management: Bring the Information Highway to Garden Paths

Sue Wagner, The Morton Arboretum
Sai Ravichandran, The Morton Arboretum
Carissa Dougherty, The Morton Arboretum
Download combined pdf [5.27 MB]
Beaumont Room    Workshop (TL, SV)
A New Sustainable Educational Toolbox for Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Arboreta

John J. Pipoly III, UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension Education, Parks and Recreation Division
Download pdf [924 KB]

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Missouri and Botanical Rooms   Panel (TL, SV)
The Importance of Unstructured Children’s Play

Ian Edwards, Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh
Download pdf [1.87 MB]
Kylie Regester, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Download pdf [10.7 MB]
Sandy Tanck, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Download pdf [12.6 MB]
Shoenberg Theater    Pecha Kucha
Conversations between Education and Horticulture: Planting Ideas for the Future

Julia Willison, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Download pdf [4.93 MB]
Ximin Wang, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Romi Ige, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Phil Petitt, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
María Bellet Serrano, Real Jardín Botánico Madrid
Pertti Pehkionen, Finnish Museum of Natural History, (LUOMUS), Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden
Download combined pdf [14.1 MB]
Wednesday, April 29

9 to 10 a.m.

Shoenberg Theater    Plenary Address
Educating for Sustainability and the Missing Human

Dr. Akpezi Ogbuigwe
Download pdf [6.15 MB]

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shoenberg Theater    Panel (PD, TL)
Staff and Student Exchanges for Professional Development and Learning
Douglas Needham, Longwood Garden
Download pdf [3.55 MB]
Ed Schneider, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Download pdf [4.41 MB]
Yuri Naumtsev, Botanical Garden of Tver State University
Download pdf [15.2 MB]
Beaumont Room    Panel (CE, SV)
Working with Communities to Improve Well-Being
Liliana Derewnicka, BGCI
Download pdf [1.2 MB]
Phil Pettitt, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Download pdf [5.81 MB]
Haijia Chu, Wuhan Botanic Garden
Download pdf [565 KB]
Armand Randrianasolo, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [7.26 MB]
John Collins Onyango, Maseno University Botanic Garden
Download pdf [5.78 MB]
Kemper Classroom    Workshop (TL, SC)
The Science of Taste: A Sensory Approach to Botanical Education
Ashley DuVal, Shoots and Roots Bitters
Download pdf [3.57 MB]
Spink Gallery    Technology Showcase (TL, TE)
Interactive Taxonomic Key for Identification of Urban Trees in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Flavia Faria, Museum of Natural History and the Botanical Garden of the Federal University of Minas Gerais
Download pdf [3.83 MB]
    Technology Showcase (TE, CE)
Community Mapping: Changing Perspectives and Shifting Norms
Sheila Voss, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [1.37 MB]
Thursday, April 30

9 to 10 a.m.

Shoenberg Theater   Plenary Address
A World-Class Legacy

Marly Cornell, Author, Seeds of Change
Download pdf [368 KB]

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Missouri and Botanical Rooms   Panel (TE, TL)
Innovative Uses of Online and Computer-Mediated Teaching to Expand Audiences and Facilitate Learning
Lori Trexler, Longwood Gardens
Download pdf [2.31 MB]
Spink Gallery   Panel (CE, TL)
Biocultural Conservation in the Context of Botanical Garden Education and Outreach Programs
Christopher Dunn, Cornell University
Download pdf [9.17 MB]
Susan Lacerte, Queens Botanical Garden
Download pdf [15.4 MB]
Harreit Kokugonza, Tooro Botanical Gardens
Download pdf [2.14 MB]
Peter Wyse Jackson, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [5.07 MB]
Sharon Willoughby, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Download pdf [1.69 MB]
Kemper Center   Workshop (CE, SC)
Connecting Climate to Communities
Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Chicago Botanic Garden
Jennifer Hirsch, Chicago Botanic Garden
Susan Ask, Founder, Animalia Project 
Stephen Laubach, University of Wisconsin Madison
Katharine Larson, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Download combined pdf [1.36 MB]
Spink Pavilion   Workshop (TL, SC)
Building Models to Build Understanding: Practical Approaches to Pollination Evolution Biology
Martin Rose, Core Facility Botanical Garden, University of Vienna, Austria
Download pdf [2.06 MB]

1:45 to 3:15 p.m.

Missouri and Botanical Rooms   Panel (TL, PD)
Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Botanical Gardens

Brian Trader, Longwood Gardens
Amy Mawby, Tyler Arboretum
Sonja Skelly, Cornell Plantations
Melanie Sifton, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Download combined pdf [13.6 MB]
Beaumont Room   Panel (CE, SV)
Botanical Gardens Building Bridges Between Generations, Communities, and Careers

Asimina Vergou, BGCI
Download pdf [1.06 MB]
Dareen Mehdi, Oman Botanic Garden
Download pdf [6.07 MB]

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Shoenberg Theater   Panel (CE, TL)
Role of Botanical Gardens in Knowledge Transfer to Enhance Sustainable Food Production and Food Security

Meta Sepic, University of Maribor Botanic Garden
Download pdf [3.8 MB]
Cristina Colorado, Joaquin Antonio Uribe de Medellin Botanic Garden
Download pdf [5.25 MB]
Spink Gallery   Panel (TL, RE)
Children's Gardens: A Case for Program Impact

Sue Wagner, The Morton Arboretum
Download pdf [11.9 MB]
Missouri and Botanical Rooms   Workshop (SC, TL)
Bringing Science to Life: How to Create and Maintain Successful Education/Research Collaborations

Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Chicago Botanic Garden
Maggie Kilian, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Download combined pdf [4.66 MB]
Beaumont Room   Workshop (TE, TL)
Increasing Youth Environmental Engagement through Location-Based Mobile Games

Susan Baron, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [9.35 MB]
Kemper Classroom   Workshop (TL, PD)
Grow With Us: The Development of Educational and Commercially Successful Adult Learning Programs

Sarah Cathcart, The Royal Horticultural Society
Download pdf [1.85 MB]
Spink Pavilion   Workshop (TL, CE)
Botanical Gardens at Night

Felicity Plent, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Download pdf [2.25 MB]
Friday, May 1

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Shoenberg Theater   Plenary Address
Learning about Learning in Botanical Gardens: The Importance and Value of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Joe E. Heimlich
Download pdf [2.11 MB]

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shoenberg Theater   Panel (CE, SV)
BiodiverseCity St. Louis: Cultivating Community Partnerships
Deborah Frank, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [6.9 MB]
Catherine Werner, City of St. Louis
Download pdf [5.32 MB]
George Yatskievych, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [5.73 MB]
J. Tracy Boaz, Missouri Department of Conservation
Download pdf [2.26 MB]
Spink Pavilion   Panel (TL, SV)
Planting Seeds During the Early Childhood Years
Jennifer Hartley, Missouri Botanical Garden
Download pdf [3.28 MB]
Spink Gallery   Panel (RE, SC)
Education Research in Botanical Gardens: Case Studies from China and Austria
Michael Kiehn, Core Facility Botanical Garden, University of Vienna, Austria
Download pdf [3.3 MB]
Jakob Egg, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck
Download pdf [2.02 MB]
Beaumont Room   Workshop (SV, RE)
Interpretive Master Plan Development at Public Gardens: Three Case Studies from Finland, Australia, and the United States
Satu Jovero, LUOMUS, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Download pdf [3.44 MB]
Chuck Lennox, Cascade Interpretive Consulting LLC
Download pdf [1.47 MB]
Sharon Willoughby, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
 Download pdf [3.31 MB]
Missouri and Botanical Rooms   Workshop (SC, RE)
Tackling "Organizational Inertia" and Perceptions About the Social Role of Botanical Gardens
Bernadette Lynch, University College London
Download pdf [1.91 MB]

2 to 3 p.m.

Shoenberg Theater   Closing Ceremony
Download closing slideshow as pdf [17.4 MB]
Presentations and workshops
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2015 BGCI Education Conference Logo
April 26–May 1, 2015
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri