Learning & Development

2019 Nov 03

Pinning and Learning: Cicadas

11:15am to 12:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis

Explore large tropical insects from an evolutionary standpoint with a hands-on look at gargantuan species! Utilizing sustainably sourced empress cicadas (8"+ wingspan), students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Each student will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also get to explore the arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate species...

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2019 Nov 03

Entomology Workshop Pinning and Learning: Butterflies

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis

Learn about the anatomy and life cycles of insects and prepare your own beautiful butterfly specimen for display. Participants will explore the wild world of insects through a visit to the arthropod gallery, accompanied by an activity where you will learn to prepare and preserve a butterfly that you get to display in your home. Tools and illustrated instructions are provided for students to keep.

This is a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age.

Students under 12 must be accompanied by an...

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2019 Oct 06

Reptile Day

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Celebrate reptiles! Join Harvard students from the Harvard College Conservation Society for a variety of reptile themed activities including a scavenger hunt, storytime, and crafts. Come learn about the history and diversity of reptiles, and why they need to be conserved! All ages are welcome.

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2019 Nov 05

HUPD Self-Defense Class

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center

This course is taught by HUPD officers. The course will review basic safety and awareness principles and introduce basic options for physical self-defense. 

Audience: University-Wide 

Pre-Requisites: After registering for this class, you must sign a release form.

Cost: None 

Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None 

Please email hupdselfdefense@hupd.harvard.edu with questions. ...

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Difficult Conversations

September 11, 2019
This class on Sept. 20 combines exercises and discussion to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation”. Based on required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations, the workshop concludes with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners. Learn more. Read more about Difficult Conversations
2019 Oct 01

Crimson Toastmaster’s Club Open House Meeting

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mass Ave, Isaacson Room, 2nd Floor

The event will be a full-functioning Toastmasters meeting with speeches and opportunities to practice your public speaking skills. Guest are welcome to come and are encouraged to participate. 

Learn to:

  • Organize your thoughts
  • Think on your feet
  • Develop meeting skills
  • Build confidence
  • Practice leadership skills
  • Speak with clarity & fluency
  • Provide & receive positive feedback
  • Overcome fear of speaking in a friendly, supportive atmosphere!...
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2019 Dec 07

Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Learn to capture birds with colored pencils in this hands-on workshop. Explore basic avian anatomy and observational drawing techniques, then dive into some techniques for working with colored pencils to build up rich colors and plumage textures. All skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Erica Beade

Fees: $55 members/$60 nonmembers.

Advance registration required.

2019 Nov 16

Drawing the Animals: A Two Course

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Two-Session, Six Hour Course: November 16 and 23
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Join us for an observational drawing course in which we will explore the museum's zoological collections from a new perspective and connect to the natural world while developing drawing skills. This course will introduce basic techniques that you can continue to develop on your own. The first half of each classroom session will be spent on practicing techniques such as shading, working from general shapes to details, and capturing textures. The second half will be...

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2019 Oct 26

Fabulous Fungus Fair

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, and labs—even in our own refrigerators. This is an opportunity to investigate fungal diversity and participate in hands-on activities led by Harvard students.

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

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2019 Oct 26

The Art and Science of Mushrooms

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Instructors: Erica Beade and Harvard graduate student James Mitchell

Learn about the science of mushrooms through observations of local fungi, and then try your hand at capturing different mushroom types. Artist and educator, Erica Beade, will introduce techniques for achieving more accuracy, volume, and texture in drawings, while Harvard scientist James Mitchell will provide an overview of local mushrooms based on specimens in hand.

$55 members/$60 nonmembers

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2019 Nov 19

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of types of e-mails with...
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2019 Nov 07

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible...
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2019 Oct 22

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to...

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