Wellbeing

  • 2019 Mar 28

    Mindfulness Retreat for Experienced Practitioners (2-day course)

    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    Session One will be held on March 28 from 12-3 p.m. Session Two will be held on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Individuals who have established a regular meditation practice recognize that having the opportunity to practice for a sustained period of time, in a location generally removed from distractions, and with other like-minded individuals, is essential to deepening one’s practice and understanding of mindfulness.

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  • 2019 Mar 30

    The American Chestnut: When Will It Flourish Again?

    9:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Weld Hill Research Building

    The American chestnut could be the first tree ever restored to its native forest after suffering from a devastating airborne blight in the early 1900s that killed billions of trees.

    Join us for a thought-provoking gathering as experts share perspectives on the history of American chestnut (Castanea dentata), its significance as a forest species, and subsequent decimation by an invasive blight pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica. Ongoing research in blight tolerance and the addition of blight-tolerant genes are the prognosis for this tree’s future....

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  • 2019 Mar 31

    2018 Fitness Reimbursement and Bike Commuter Benefit Deadlines

    (All day)

    If you belonged to a health club or gym for at least four months during 2018 and are enrolled in either HUGHP or Harvard Pilgrim, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement of your health club membership fees. Both HUGHP and Harvard Pilgrim offer a Fitness Reimbursement Program that will reimburse you for up to $150 in membership fees for qualifying health clubs and gyms. You can apply by submitting your insurer’s Fitness Reimbursement Form. Learn more about each insurer’s program: (1) HUGHP...

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  • 2019 Mar 31

    Get Rooted in Urban Gardening

    Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Mar 10 2019 . Also includes Sun Mar 31 2019, Sun Apr 07 2019.
    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Catherine Chamberlain, MSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin and PhD student, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Wayne Daly, MSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin, Assistant Property Manager, Habitat SanctuaryCat and Wayne will introduce basic gardening concepts and satisfy your desire to get growing. The class will include:

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  • 2019 Apr 04

    Cultivating Wildness Where You Are

    9:30am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum

    Redirect your commute to the Arnold Arboretum for an exploratory journey into what wildness is, what it could be, and how it might be recovered in our daily lives. No matter if you live in the city or farther afield, exposure to natural elements and observation of other-than-human creatures can refresh your mind and fuel your soul. Gavin Van Horn will lead this landscape amble, interjecting readings and thoughts for finding wildness within and beyond self. Dress according to the weather and plan to walk approximately one mile, on and off trail, up and...

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  • 2019 Apr 06

    Arboretum for Educators

    Repeats on the first Saturday of April, May, June until Sat Jun 01 2019 .
    9:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Arboretum for Educators monthly explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning.

    Free, but ...

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  • 2019 Apr 06

    Pairing Mindful Meditation with a Scholar’s Rock

    10:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

    In honor of Slow Art Day, Caitlin Casey, a student in the arts in education program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE), will guide visitors in a special mindfulness meditation session.

    Inspired by Christophe Andre’s book Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live and HGSE’s Project Zero, which offers thinking routines like ...

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  • 2019 Apr 07

    Get Rooted in Urban Gardening

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Catherine Chamberlain, MSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin and PhD student, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Wayne Daly, MSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin, Assistant Property Manager, Habitat SanctuaryCat and Wayne will introduce basic gardening concepts and satisfy your desire to get growing. The class will include:

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  • 2019 Apr 11

    Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

    Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019.

    The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition—mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany—presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was...

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  • 2019 Apr 14

    Spring Into Health

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Join in for a wake-up spring walk through the Arboretum's fabulous collections! With your guide, you will explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on a brisk walk. You will get a chance to catch your breath and pause to hear about interesting plants along the way. Please dress appropriately.

    In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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