The Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), State Forestry Administration, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, is a public organization for strategic cooperation among Chinese botanical gardens and arboreta. In 2016, as part of an annual workshop on environmental education research that recruits professionals and scholars from across China, three top participants from this workshop received a fellowship to travel to the Chicago region. During this three-month fellowship, scholars worked with educators and scientists at The Morton Arboretum, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Chicago Zoological Society. They also toured other institutions in the Midwest to gain a better understanding of the United States, especially on the subjects of environmental education and science communication.
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