Outreach, Education
and Training

The Garden's outreach is two-fold in that it works with those in and outside botanical sciences to further its commitment to protecting imperiled plants and the habitats they support.


In addition to hosting conservation experts at conferences concerning rare plants and the highly endangered Torreya taxifolia, the Garden offers undergraduate internships, learning opportunities for local middle and high school teachers, and participates in citizen science programs that contribute data to the scientific community while educating young scientists.

Southeastern Plant Conservation Alliance

The Southeastern Plant Conservation Alliance (SE PCA) is a cross-cutting partnership of public and private conservation professionals working in the Southeastern United States. The SE PCA seeks to bridge gaps between local and national efforts by fostering regional cooperation and promoting a diversity of partners.

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Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation

Coordinated by the Garden’s Southeastern Center for Conservation, SePPCon aims to bring together experts in many fields to discuss rare plant conservation.

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Torreya Tree of Life, 2018

In March 2018, nearly 100 scientists and researchers, including a team from the Atlanta Botanical Garden, gathered to discuss ongoing efforts to save the federally endangered Torreya tree.

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Undergraduate Internships

Mentoring the next generation of conservation scientists is central to the Garden’s conservation and research mission.

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Teacher Workshops

The Garden’s Conservation & Research Department partners with its Education Department to provide training opportunities for middle and high school teachers in the Atlanta area.

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Science Café

Science Café features expert speakers and discussions on timely conservation topics on select Thursdays during Cocktails in the Garden.

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Citizen Science

Join the Garden in two citizen science programs: one to track monarch butterflies, the other to identify trees. Both help scientists gather data in the areas of their expertise.

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