Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has awarded Dr. Tara Moreau with the 2020 Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens. Tara is the Associate Director of Sustainability and Community Programs at UBC Botanical Garden.
The Marsh Awards are awarded annually by the Marsh Christian Trust, in partnership with BGCI. The Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens recognizes an individual in the early to mid-stages of their career who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting public awareness of the importance of plants in various ways, including undertaking impactful education activities within a botanical garden.
Tara’s role at UBC Botanical Garden and at the global stage of the botanical garden community is well-known. Since joining UBC Botanical Garden in 2014, Tara has expanded the garden’s education and outreach programs exponentially, and with them the profile of botanical gardens.
Her work has resulted in significant garden-based programming, frequent peer reviewed publication, and wide-reaching community engagement related to the conservation of natural resources, safeguarding global biodiversity, and the preservation of human culture and knowledge at local, national, and international scales.
Learn more about Tara’s work here.
Tara approaches all projects, big or small, with tremendous enthusiasm, spirit, and drive. Working alongside Tara on a number of projects has shown that her passion for education is deep and sincere, and her tremendous energy comes from a true belief in the power of positive change. Importantly, Tara champions the vital role botanical garden professionals have in making this change a reality. She serves as both a colleague and a mentor to those she works with, and has consistently demonstrated her leadership capacity at local, regional, and global scales.
– Patrick Lewis, Director, UBC Botanical Garden
UBC Botanical Garden congratulates Tara on receiving this award.