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Huntsville Botanical Garden offers new flexible STEM education options for grades K-8
September 16, 2020

As parents and caregivers continue to navigate the beginning of a unique school year, the Huntsville Botanical Garden offers flexible education options to supplement, strengthen, and simplify STEM learning for students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Huntsville area and beyond. Options include Nature Academy, a series of in-person classes; virtual field trips; and the Learning Pod, a rental space for group learning.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden Approved for Arboretum Accreditation
February 26, 2020

Huntsville Botanical Garden has been awarded Level II accreditation by ArbNet and is now recognized in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s tree-focused public gardens. The ArbNet program is sponsored and coordinated by the Morton Arboretum in cooperation with the American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. It is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta based on a set of professional standards, including planning, governance, number of species, staff or volunteer support, education and public programming, and tree science research and conservation.

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Shake off the Winter Doldrums with Beaks & Barks at Huntsville Botanical Garden
January 7, 2020

Beaks & Barks returns this month to Huntsville Botanical Garden. From January 18 through February 29, visitors are welcome to bring their canine companions to the Garden during regular hours to enjoy strolls along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or playtime in the no-leash zone.

For birding enthusiasts, this is an excellent time of year to grab your binoculars and head outdoors. The Garden is considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and its Lewis Birding Trail is devoted to conservation, education, and the enjoyment of birdlife.

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Galaxy of Lights Opens Next Week at Huntsville Botanical Garden
November 7, 2019

Next week the Huntsville Botanical Garden will begin welcoming the tens of thousands of visitors who walk and drive through Galaxy of Lights each year. The event is entirely a volunteer-run operation that began in 1996 with 25 light displays and has expanded to almost 200 displays featuring everything from traditional holiday vignettes to dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, and, of course, botanical scenes.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden Announces New CEO
September 3, 2019

The board of directors of Huntsville Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Sue Wagner has been named Chief Executive Officer. Wagner’s selection follows the retirement of Paula Steigerwald who announced her intentions in February after serving as president and CEO for the past 17 years.

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Steigerwald Retirement
March 11, 2019

The Huntsville Botanical Garden Board of Directors has announced
that CEO Paula Steigerwald has announced her retirement effective August 30, 2019. Steigerwald has served as CEO since joining the garden in 2002. During her tenure, the garden has undergone transformation and growth.

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