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    NCYGS 2018


    Thank you for joining us at the 2018 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium in Ithaca, New York.  Session materials are now available to those who attended.  An AHS website username and password are necessary to view and download the documents (AHS membership is not required to create a username.).  We hope to see you next summer - July 10-13 - in Madison, Wisconsin!

    2018 NCYGS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium



      Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
    Wednesday, July 11 Pre-symposium tour and workshop at Gourdlandia
    (pre-registration required)
    AHS focus group Cornell campus orientation walking tour
    Pre-symposium workshop at the Lab of Ornithology
    (pre-registration required)
    Thursday, July 12 Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Adapt & Thrive: Creatively Living on a Changing Planet
    Alizé Carrère
    Session Block A, B



    Afternoon activities:
    School and youth garden tour
    Guided gorge walking tour
    Campus collections tour
    (advanced sign-up required)
    Community forum
    The Garden as Haven:
    Finding Resilience and Renewal in Turbulent Times
    Friday, July 13 Presentation of Growing Good Kids Book Awards
    Cornell Botanic Gardens Open House
    Session Block C, D

    Lunch with an "Enthusiast"

    Session Block E
    Tour and reception at Ithaca Children's Garden
    (pre-registration required)


    Saturday, July 14 Panel Discussion
    Session Block F, G

    Post-symposium tour and dinner with cider pairings at the Ithaca Cider House
    (pre-registration required)


    We are grateful to our 2018 NCYGS event hosts and sponsors this year, especially our Diamond Sponsor Ball Horticultural. 






    Diamond Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor
      Longwood Gardens
    Bronze Sponsors



    Amy Bolton