Virtual education in botanic garden? Why not. The latest issue of BGCI’s education review journal Roots focuses on technology and the creative and innovative ways in which botanic gardens have engaged with their audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many botanic gardens deliver training and learning programmes to other audiences. Vytautas Magnus University Botanical Garden has developed a range of digital education programmes for a variety of ages, this has included specialised tours and virtual laboratories.
The participants of the virtual education activities and specialised tours, became virtual visitors of the garden meaning they were able to acquire knowledge about the diversity of the garden collections, whilst staying safely at home.
Roots 17.2: Education and technology: Responding to a global pandemic