The 2017 Annual Conference on Chinese Botanic Gardens was held in Chongqing from October 9-13, with attendance of representatives from home and abroad. The theme of the meeting is “Botanical gardens: collaborative innovation, open, share, green, health”.
CAs academicians Xu Zhihong and Hong Deyuan, and Prof. Tim Entwisle,Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, attended the meeting and made opening speeches.
Prof. Chen Jin, director of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), made a plenary speech. His speech was entitled “Application of citizen science in environmental education of botanical gardens”.
Other XTBG participants shared their experience and views on environmental education and science communication. Mr. Wang Ximin introduced natural education and how botanical gardens can play roles in leading environmental education.
This year, Beijing Botanical Garden received the Best Chinese Botanic Garden 2017—“Fenghuai Award”. XTBG is the first Chinses botanical garden who was awarded the honor in 2016.
After the meeting, XTBG participants visited Nanshan Botanical Garden and looked around the “Rainforest beauty and folk customs of Xishuangbanna” on exhibition.
The 2018 Annual Conference on Chinese Botanic Gardens is to be held in Wuhan Botanical Garden.
Academician Xu Zhihong makes opening speech
Prof. Chen Jin talks about "Application of citizen science in environmental education of botanical gardens"
At Nanshan Botanical Garden
Participants pose a photo
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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