This module will provide an overview of the evaluation process - what is evaluation? How do you develop an evaluation question? What are the stages of planning your evaluation? And what are the methods most suited to your activities. 

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand what evaluation is
  • Understand the evaluation process
  • Develop an evaluation question
  • Understand the difference between quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
  • Identify the strengths and weakness of a range of classic and creative evaluation methods
  • Choose the most appropriate methods for your evaluation activities

Audience: Those who are interested in evaluating education activities
Level: Foundation
Length: 3-4 hours
Access for BGCI members:
 Free (please use enrollment key which can be found in the members newsletter or contact us.
Access for non members: Charged (please contact the BGCI training team for more information)

This course provides an introduction to interpretation for botanic garden professionals. We will look at what interpretation is and the role it can play in engaging visitors of botanic gardens with your collections and work. We will think about how to develop interpretation, including goals, themes, audiences and top tips to consider. Finally we will provide a range of examples showcasing best practice interpretation. 

By the end of this module you will:

  • Have an appreciation of what interpretation means
  • Recognise the different types of interpretation
  • Understand the different approaches to interpretation
  • Understand the importance of audience, context and outcomes for your interpretation
  • Recognise good practice in interpretation

Audience: Those who are interested in interpretation
Level: Foundation
Length: 4 hours
Access for BGCI members:
Free (please use enrollment key which can be found in the members newsletter or contact us)
Access for non members: Charged (please contact BGCI's training team for more information)