Learning & Development

Making the Most of Feedback

April 17, 2019
This session on May 1 will reference the book Thanks for the Feedback to explore the importance of receiving feedback with a growth mindset and identify triggers that can cause us to shut down. We’ll discuss emotional components of the process and the impact it has on us as professionals. Learn more here. Read more about Making the Most of Feedback
2019 Apr 02

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training (Multiple Sessions)

11:50am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building and Weld Hall

Multiple Sessions: March 24 10:30-12:00pm [HB], April 20, 10:30-12:00pm [WH], April 27, 10:30-12:00pm [HB], May 5, 10:30-12:00pm [HB]

Location:  March 24, April 27, May 5 Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall; April 20, Weld Hill Lecture Hall

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum's living collections, every day presents rich...

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2019 Aug 12

Summer Science Week: Amazing Animals

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 1-3

From slow-moving sloths to fast-swimming sharks, from tiny insects to giant giraffes, the world is full of amazing animals. Travel through the museum’s exhibits to learn about animals near and far. Explore your questions though crafts, games, and live animals.

August 12-16, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

Advance registration is required.

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2019 Aug 05

Summer Science Week: Exploring our Prehistoric Past

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For Children Entering Grades 6-8

How do scientists learn about the prehistoric past?  From trilobites to saber-toothed cats to our own hominin ancestorswe will closely study specimens in the galleries and classroom, visit Harvard’s fossil research collections, and meet university scientists to see how they investigate ancient worlds using rocks, fossils and DNA.

Monday through Friday, August 5-9

9:30 am to noon

Fees: $160 members, $180 nonmembers.

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2019 Aug 05

Summer Science Week: Super Scientists

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 2–4

Spend a week exploring science like a scientist! Experiment with animal behavior, movement, and diet. Experiment with animal behavior, movement and diet. Do field work collecting outside. Develop models of movement by making simple robots. Observe light and seek out microscopic things all while having fun!

August 5–9, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

Advance registration is required...

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2019 Jul 29

Summer Science Week: Blue Planet: Life in the Water

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 3-5

How do animals live in the water? What is so different between freshwater and sea water? How different are stingrays found in rivers from those found in the oceans? These are just some questions we will be investigating to understand all about our blue planet by investigating real specimens, observing adaptations of live ocean animals, making crafts, playing games and exploring our Marine Life exhibit.

Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

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2019 Jul 29

Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 1-2

Our planet is an exciting place! Explore geology and paleontology using the museum’s collection and exhibits. Study rocks, fossils, volcanoes, and earthquakes through experiments, specimens, stories, and models.

July 29 - August 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

Advance registration is required.

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2019 Jul 15

Summer Science Week: The Science of Bugs and Slugs

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Experience science hands-on through the lens of the two most diverse animal groups - gastropods (snails and slugs) and arthropods (insects, arachnids and relatives). Learn about the range of diversity and variation in these groups, while learning about how these amazing animals go about their daily lives. We will dissect a snail to take a closer look at its teeth, learn how to pin a preserved insect, and get up close and personal with shells, mucus, exoskeletons, webs, and wings! Taught by biology graduate student Vanessa Knutson.

For students entering grades 6-8

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2019 Jul 15

Summer Science Week: Game Design

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For Children Entering Grades 4-6

Have you ever wanted to design your own game? Join Green Door Labs founder Kellian Adams and museum staff to plan and create a digital game set inside the museum. You will work in small groups to invent a game designed to help visitors explore the museum. After prototyping the concept on paper, you will build the game on the digital platform and test it with real museum visitors.

Monday through Friday, July 15-19

9:30 am to noon

Fees: $160 members, $180 nonmembers.

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The Power of a Positive No

March 20, 2019
This session on March 28 explores challenges behind saying “no” and potential risks, impact, and feelings that prevent us from being honest. This course is based on the Harvard Negotiation Program co-founder’s book: The Power of a Positive No, which will be sent as pre-work. Learn more. Read more about The Power of a Positive No

Becoming a Coaching Manager

March 13, 2019
 This interactive 2-day session on March 21 and April 5 will include skill-practice opportunities in a safe environment with manager peers. You will explore the coaching manager’s mindset and practice foundational coaching skills including listening and the use of open-ended questions. Learn more. Read more about Becoming a Coaching Manager

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