Ongoing research is essential to understanding how climate change impacts every part of our planet and what we can do to help. We can stay up-to-date on current findings and use the data to identify potential solutions and help us make decisions about the future. The Climate Toolkit encourages zoos, museums and botanical gardens to seek out intra-organizational initiatives and partnerships with local universities, using our organizations as living laboratories for research to discover new technologies, practices, and policies that can address climate change.

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Listed below are the Research goal of the Climate Toolkit:

Institutions Pursuing Research Goals:

Anchorage Museum

Alaska and the Circumpolar North

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest


Cornell Botanic Gardens

New York Finger Lakes

Holden Forests and Gardens

Northern Ohio

Jardin botanique de Montréal, Espace pour la vie/ Montréal Botanical Gardens, Montréal Space for Life


Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden


Marine Aquarium & Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India


Morton Arboretum

Midwest USA and Global

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, New York City

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Coastal Virginia, North Carolina
North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Scotland, UK

San Diego Botanic Garden

Southern California

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

California Central Coast

Science Museum of Minnesota


Smithsonian Gardens

Washington, DC Metro

Strawbery Banke Museum

New England and beyond

University of Washington Botanic Gardens

Pacific Northwest