May 13, Erin Nelson What do you want to achieve in your lifetime? How will your achievements improve the world and define your legacy when you are gone?
Living Landscapes for Human Health and Wellbeing Since ancient times, people believed that nature held restorative power, and this belief helped drive the development of our great urban park systems in the 19th century.
At the same time, the industrial revolution relied on a functional view that the value of nature consists of the material resources we extract. This talk shares a burgeoning new field of research that has come into its own with the beginning of the 21st century.
Accumulating evidence reveals that our health relies on the natural world for more than material goods: We require elements of nature like trees and gardens around us for multiple dimensions of our happiness and the performance of daily tasks. A number of studies show that people benefit from biodiversity, specifically, in their surroundings.
This evidence challenges us to rethink how we communicate the value of pollinators and the living landscapes on which we, as well as other species, depend for our wellbeing.
Because native bees are extremely diverse, their conservation poses a multifaceted problem, requiring a great deal of knowledge about not only their diversity, but also their biologies, natural histories and distributions. Fortunately, with one of the most diverse bee faunas in the US, Colorado has a long history of research on native bee ecology, evolution and diversity.
However, comprehensive studies on bee communities across space and time in Colorado are rare and make determining the status of local bee community dynamics difficult. He will review some of the history of Colorado bee research, identify areas in need of future research and summarize his contemporary research aimed at understanding how human land-use practices impact wild bee communities.
In addition, he will use examples from his and other research to explore how building ecological knowledge, both within the scientific community and the public, can help inform wild bee conservation in Colorado and beyond.
Cities are a mosaic, and our integrative efforts must account for existing land uses of all types, including underutilized parts of the city. This summer, CU Boulder ENVD students installed the first of many parking lot habitats for native bees on city lots, and are testing theories to derive best management and planting practices.
This talk will cover why parking lots can be a turning point for pollinator habitat, transferable practices any city can engage in, the necessity of partnerships and media, and how innovative curriculum adaptations are helping to change the landscape of academia and practice.Horticultural Training at the Arboretum.
The Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship is a paid opportunity to gain valuable experience in caring for and managing collections at a top-tier botanical institution, rotating through the collections and working alongside expert staff.
park, arboretum, or botanical garden; those with career. The Royal Botanic Garden Foundation was established to seek a wider range of support for future needs.
Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands. In it was announced that the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney would come under the management of a newly created entity, the Botanic Gardens & .
We are a new farm dedicated to turning the land into a botanical garden, animal sanctuary and farm where children and families can take classes, learn to grow in the greenhouse and care for baby animals!
The Garden is crawling with BIG BUGS! Bug Crawl will be the tastiest way to experience David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden, with tasting stations by local and regional breweries and distilleries at each massive creature’s site and throughout the Garden.
Experience Our Historic Gardens. Immerse yourself in the “outdoor rooms” designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
From the Library Terrace to the Bass Pond, experience a series of formal and informal gardens – each with its own story to tell. Savor the beautiful green Tennis Lawn bordered by the Pergola and Shrub Garden. A botanical garden or botanic garden is a Wave Hill botanical garden.
The importation of rubber trees to the Singapore Botanic Garden initiated the important rubber industry of the Malay Peninsula. At this time also, teak and tea were introduced to India and breadfruit.