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2020 Feb 04

LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group (QERG) Meeting

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

TBD

We stand on the shoulders of giants -- many staff and faculty who worked tirelessly (on top of their other jobs) to make Harvard a leader in LGBTQ policies and programs. Since 2003, we have been meeting informally -- finding each other here or there and building a community. We will use this space in the future to detail this history and the incredible efforts of others. In the meantime, join us as we forge a new group together.

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2020 Mar 29

Arthropod Workshop Pinning and Learning: Forest Scorpion

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For All Ages

Explore the arthropod world from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at a predatory arachnid: the Forest Scorpion! Utilizing sustainably sourced scorpions students will learn about arachnid development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Students will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also be able to explore the museum’s arthropod gallery to discover the many subtle nuances of Earth's...

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2020 Mar 29

Arthropod Workshop Pinning and Learning: Atlas Beetle

11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For All Ages

Explore large tropical insects from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at gargantuan species! Utilizing sustainably sourced Atlas beetles (5” + wingspan), students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Students 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 museum's arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate species....

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2020 Mar 29

Arthropod Workshop Pinning and Learning: Giant Purple Grasshopper

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For All Ages

Explore impressive insects from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at an impressive species! Utilizing sustainably sourced Giant Purple Grasshoppers, 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 museum’s arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate...

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2020 Mar 28

Small Mammal Taxidermy Workshop

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Adults 18+

Learn about the fantastic history of taxidermy and then get hands-on with your very own taxidermy project! Using tanned hides, students will craft their own mannikin heads and bodies and learn how to set eyes, wire limbs, groom, pose, and more. This workshop specifically focuses on mounting and finishing techniques, but a skinning and tanning guide will be provided in order to supplement future projects students may choose to work on. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will keep their own small mammal mount. The mount will need to dry...

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2020 Mar 21

Sketching and Mindfulness

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Taught by a professional artist and long-term, casual mindfulness practitioner, this two-hour workshop will explore how sketching can be a practice for deepening mindful awareness of our surroundings, and how mindful awareness can enrich our sketching practice by helping us quiet inner voices. By observing and drawing natural objects from the museum’s collections, we will explore ways to focus our attention, learn to see more deeply, and record our observations more carefully.

Fees: $54 members/$60 nonmembers

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2020 Feb 29

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Explore the beauty of butterflies and moths using preserved museum specimens. This three-hour workshop will introduce observational drawing techniques with pencil, and then dive into colored pencil techniques used to create a rich, vibrant image. All skill levels are welcome.

Fees: $58 members/ $65 nonmembers 

Advance registration required.

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2020 Mar 19

Does Food Have a Gender?

6:00pm

Location: 

24 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA

Join as Barbara Haber and Lydia Shire discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and social history, highlighting how food and cooking have been—and continue to be used—to mark gender roles.

This program is recommended for guests over 18 years of age.

This event is free but advance registration is recommended.

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2020 Feb 11

What Makes Chocolate "Good"?

6:00pm

Location: 

24 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA

Join as Carla Martin examines the cacao-chocolate industry and highlights the often-conflicting goals that can create gaps in social and environmental responsibility. A chocolate tasting will follow the program.

This program is recommended for guests over 18 years of age.

This event is free but advance registration is recommended.

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2020 Feb 08

I ♥ Science

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. Explore fermenting microbes in action as they perform in a musical art installation! Bring your own collections to show to local shell and minerals clubs. This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

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2020 Apr 15

Confronting the Climate Crisis: Choosing a Healthier Future

1:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and prepare for the next 50 years, please join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a half-day symposium addressing the serious public health effects of the climate crisis and featuring leaders who are driving the movement for a healthier world.

Hosted by the Harvard Chan School’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (Harvard C-CHANGE) and Gina McCarthy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

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2020 Jan 27

Plaza WinterFest 2020

12:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Beginning Monday, January 27, 2020 the Harvard community is invited to the Science Center Plaza to find warmth through the coldest months of the year during Harvard Common Spaces' fourth annual Plaza WinterFest.

Play free ice lane games including curling, shuffleboard, and bowling, along with classic year-round games like giant chess, ping pong, foosball, and cornhole. Enjoy ample seating, fire pits to warm up and roast marshmallows, and try the many treats available for purchase through the Common Spaces food truck program. S’mores supplies and hot chocolate will also be sold...

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2020 Feb 13

Opening Celebration: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Special Event - M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Join us to celebrate the opening of Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection, on view at the Harvard Art Museums from February 14 through July 26, 2020.

Timon Screech, professor of the history of art at SOAS University of London, will present a lecture titled “Into the Kaleidoscope: Painting in Edo Japan.” Curator Rachel Saunders and professor Yukio Lippit will...

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2020 Feb 07

Reading the Fine Print

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join student guide May Wang on this special hour-long tour to rediscover the artistic, material, and musical influences behind Taddeo di Bartolo’s Virgin and Child with Angels. Following an investigation of the painting’s iconography, May and her colleagues from the Harvard University Choir will bring the painting to life by performing the hymn featured within it.

Offered by:
May Wang, Ho Family Student Guide

Free with museum admission. This tour is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the tour, tickets...

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2020 Jan 31

Unpacking the Amazon Myth

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join student guide Paul Tamburro to explore the mythological iconography on a Roman sarcophagus and what it reveals about ancient Roman politics and conceptions of the “other.” In addition to “unpacking” the story behind the carvings on this Amazon “box,” this hour-long talk will investigate the object’s rich production and acquisition history. 

Offered by:
Paul Tamburro, Ho Family Student Guide

Free with museum admission. This tour is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the tour, tickets will become available...

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