Education

Public education

More and more, education has become an important mission of botanical gardens. In its most basic form it is a sign accompanying a plant with on it the Latin and Dutch name, the region where the plant is indigenous and, in the case of the Botanical Garden TU Delft an indication of the product for which the plant is the raw material. Next to this basic information, current projects and experiments in the garden are explained with text and image.

Convention on Biological Diversity

Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Adopting the spirit of the Convention botanists agreed upon the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in 1999, updated in 2010, defining the role of botanical gardens related to diversity of plants and ecosystems in order to protect biodiversity. Raising public awareness for these vital issues is a major part of this role.

Focused Education

Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Adopting the spirit of the Convention botanists agreed upon the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in 1999, updated in 2010, defining the role of botanical gardens related to diversity of plants and ecosystems in order to protect biodiversity. Raising public awareness for these vital issues is a major part of this role.

Publications

2006'Giftige planten'. Beknopte gids bij tentoonstelling in Botanische Tuin TU Delft, 66 pp. TU Delft, Leendert Maat, Gerard van der Veen.
2006'Langs bijzondere Delftse Bomen'. Gids, 152 pp. Academische uitgeverij Eburon Delft NL,
ISBN 978 90 5972 125 8, Marjan Dat, Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2008'Van Plant tot Techniek'. Gids voor Botanische Tuin TU Delft, 152 pp. VSSD, Delft NL,
ISBN 978 90 6562 176 4, Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2008'Planten, Techniek en Producten'. Artikel, maandblad Groei&Bloei, november/december 2008,
p. 80-83. Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2008'Planten, Techniek en Producten'. Artikel, maandblad Groei&Bloei, november/december 2008,
p. 80-83. Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2010'Start en wedergeboorte van de Delftse Botanische Tuin'. Artikel, kwartaalblad Delf, 12 (1) 2010,
p. 26-27. Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2010'Darwin's Quest'. Vier lezingen bij een tentoonstelling, i.s.m. Botanische Tuin TU Delft, 49 pp. VSSD, Delft NL, ISBN 978-90-6562-245-7. 'Darwin in zijn en onze tijd' - Jacob Kroeze, 'De evolutie van een ontwerp' - Taeke de Jong, 'Taal in wording' - Jeroen Wiedenhof, 'De ontstaansgeschiedenis van de levende materie' - Simon de Vries.
2013'Langs Haagse Bomen'. Gids, 152 pp. Academische uitgeverij Eburon Delft NL,
ISBN 978 90 5972 732 8, Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2013'Bomen langs Haagse Straten'. maandblad Arbor Vitae, 23 (1) 2013,
p. 39 - 42, Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2013'Haagse Pleinen en Bomen'. maandblad Ons Den Haag, 40 (2) 2013,
p. 12 - 14, Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.
2014'Discovering The Hague's Trees', 152 pp. Eburon Academic Publishers Delft NL,
ISBN 978 90 5972 831 8, Pieter van Mourik, Gerard van der Veen.