Category Archives: Fun Botanical Links

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A Botany Primer For Citizen Scientists

This national effort to collect standardized ground observations of the phenological phases—or observable life cycle stages—of species by researchers, natural resources managers, students and volunteers, supports a wide range of scientific applications and management decisions routinely made by citizens and professionals. High quality data is vital to this effort and this guide is meant to acclimate participants to information referenced within the Nature’s Notebook program

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Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

Ethnobiology and ethnomedicine are exciting and revolutionary multidisciplinary fields at the center of many current debates on culturally appropriate management of the biodiversity and the human and animal health. The Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine is a very timely initiative to foster a common platform devoted to scientists, practitioners, environmentalists, and policy makers for investigating cultural perceptions and cognition of the natural world and of disease and illness, as well as their meaning for comprehensive environmental and public health policies.”

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Botanic Gardens Education Network (BGEN)

The Botanic Gardens Education Network (BGEN) promotes and advances the delivery of education in member organisations. We are a specialist support and training network for professionals working in education related to plants and the natural world

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Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.

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Botany word of the day

An Illustrated guide to Botany terms. Make sense of Latin words used to describe plants and their parts.

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New York Botanical Garden’s digital herbarium!

We are able to make a greater range of data available for searching, new records are posted instantly, users are able to download data, and georeferenced specimens can be mapped.

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Teaching Kids That Plants Can Fight Back

The results showed that more than 80% of students reported a greater appreciation of plants and had acquired new perspective of learning about plants. They now viewed plants as active organisms and had gained new understanding of their defensive mechanisms

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Plant Survival Game: Are You Smarter Than A Bean?

Play this game and find out what strategies you need to adopt to survive as a wild plant and how these strategies are different if you want to survive as a crop plant.