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The Morris Arboretum identifies education and promoting the relationship between plant and people as a huge part of its mission and has long been regarded at as the center for botanical knowledge in the Philadelphia region. Though historically botany education has been present at the Arboretum, it has diminished in recent years. In order to uphold our mission and reputation, the idea of the Arboretum launching a botany certificate program was proposed. This project focuses on finding similar programs that might be a model for our program, survey our regional market, gauging the interest of our current constituents and evaluate the cost of such a program. It is my hope that these findings will be used to inform any decision made about such a program here at the Arboretum.
Date Posted: 09 September 2019