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2018 Oct 10

Harvard i-Lab - Think Like an Entrepreneur #1: Define Your Problem

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Are you interested in someday launching your own business or organization, but you don’t know where to start? Do you have a particular problem that you’re interested in solving, or an idea you’re curious to explore further?

If so, the “Think like an Entrepreneur” series is designed with you in mind. In this three workshop series, we’ll move through:

  1. Problem definition
  2. Market sizing & customer development
  3. Value proposition of your proposed product or service.

All Harvard students are welcome to attend....

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2018 Oct 03

Harvard i-Lab - Building Your Personal Brand AKA Marketing You

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Building Your Personal Brand AKA Marketing You is an engaging, high energy, and sometimes mildly inappropriate exploration of how to tell your story in a way that the market actually wants to invite you back. Whether you’re looking for a job, trying to get a promotion, or simply want more people to want you, this workshop can help.

Chris Colbert, the Harvard Innovation Lab’s Managing Director will share 10 steps of personal marketing success, including the importance of finding your One Simple Thing.

If you are questioning how to best tell your story, you should...

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2018 Sep 26

Harvard i-Lab - Inside Innovation

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Inside Innovation is a must-attend event for any Harvard student with a big idea or a big interest in understanding the world of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The event is a highly interactive exploration of why innovation matters – both to us and to the world. In two hours you’ll get inspired, get connected, and get educated on all the ways the Harvard Innovation Labs can help you find your way through the Innovation and Startup woods. We offer a wide variety of resources to those interested in innovation from a high-level and/or those looking to become an...

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2018 Oct 27

Songs in the Fog Performance by Shinja Choi

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us at the Arnold Arboretum as we come to the close of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Fog x FLO  installation by artist Fujiko Nakaya. Returning from her successful opening performance here at the Arboretum, lyric soprano, Shinja Choi, will sing a selection of songs for the Arboreum's Fog x Hill. Shinja has performed operas and oratorios with orchestras in Korea, Japan, the United States, Germany, and more. She has won competitions in the United States, Austria, and Japan. 

Born in Seoul, Shinja has a Masters of...

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2018 Oct 27

Growing Woody Plants from Seeds

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum
9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Dana Greenhouse, Arnold Arboretum, 1050 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Learn about seed biology, embryo dormancy, and factors present in woody plant seeds with Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran. The class will focus on seed storage and various treatment techniques, including over-wintering and aftercare. Dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning as participants will collect seeds from the Arboretum’s Living Collections....

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2018 Oct 25

Peters Hill: Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Peters Hill Gate

Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In autumn, the amazing view from the summit takes on a new tapestry of color spreading out in the landscape of plants below you. Learn about the history of the land along with information on the woody plants located here, like the collection...

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2018 Oct 22

What’s Going On in This Graph?

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Graphs can go a long way in conveying information that might otherwise take several paragraphs to explain. But it is easy to misread or not fully understand the content and context. In this participatory program, we will decipher several graphs based on data from Arnold Arboretum curators and scientists. We will also look at the data and decide whether the data are well-represented and convey the story intended. If reading graphs is intriguing but challenging for you, come gain more practice and insights into grasping “What’s Going On in This Graph?”

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2018 Oct 21

Fog x Macbeth Performance with Actors' Shakespeare Project

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
5:00pm

Fog x Macbeth brings Shakespeare's tragedy of political ambition, blood, and flawed humans into the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum, and the art and shifting atmosphere of Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture. The play's live, and site-specific, performance will resonate with Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape design and Fog x FLO, Nakaya's fog installation throughout Boston's Emerald Necklace park system. Actors' Shakespeare Project explores robust language...

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2018 Oct 21

Family Hike - Teddy Bears' Picnic

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join an Arboretum staff member to discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families.

Come find new discoveries among the trees at the Arboretum as they take on their brilliant fall colors. What would Teddy Bears eat? Would you want to share their picnic?

One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five through twelve. Meet in the Hunnewell Visitor Center. Free, drop in, no registration required.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2018 Oct 21

Small Trees for Small Spaces

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
10:00am to 12:30pm

Urban and suburban planting spaces are often constrained, often not ideal for accommodating a large oak, linden, or maple tree. But there are many smaller tree species that will thrive in a smaller space and won’t overwhelm the area. Some trees are cultivars that have been selected for their smaller size or narrow characteristics, while others are naturally genetically petite. Guided by the “right plant, right place” philosophy, Laura Mele will start in the lecture hall with tips on what to consider when planting in limited spaces and then lead a tour in the landscape to show some of the many... Read more about Small Trees for Small Spaces
2018 Oct 17

Here Come the Seeds: The Journey of a Seed from Collection to Propagation at the Arboretum

Location: 

Larz Anderson Bonsai & Penjing Collection
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Manager of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher, will discuss the Arnold Arboretum's propagule collection and documentation procedure. She will also display some of the different types of fruits, nuts, and seeds that are in the process of becoming the next generation of Arboretum plants. Seed showcased will be those collected during Tiffany's 2018 expedition to the Ozarks, as well as those collected on other institutional collecting trips.

Free, registration requested.

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2018 Oct 13

Introduction to Birds and Birding

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Arboretum provides a home for over 100 bird species every year. This workshop will provide tips for identifying some of the most common species in our landscape, while also touching on topics such as basic bird anatomy, seasonal migration and common migrants, and binocular selection. Following the in-class segment, we'll take a walk through the landscape and put our skills to use. 

Fee $25 member, $32 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2018 Oct 12

Fifty Shades of Green: Tales from the Hothouse

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Back by popular demand with more content! Terry Huang’s bawdy botanical review delves into the sex lives of plants, dramatically explaining the challenges of courtship and consummation for those rooted in place. Alluring suitors with a pungent rotten odor, promising nectar for the exchange of goods, or going at it alone, plants have evolved interesting strategies to ensure their continued existence. From mutualistic partnerships to deceit-filled ones that would rival the most twisted romance, his vivid pollination stories reveal the ingenious ways flowers deal with one of life’s (most)... Read more about Fifty Shades of Green: Tales from the Hothouse
2018 Oct 09

The Arboretum-Japan Connection

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Did you know that 11% of the Arnold Arboretum's wild-collected plants come from Japan? Join Michael Dosmann, just back from his 2018 expedition to Japan. Dosmann, the Arboretum's Keeper of the Living Collections, will take you on an Arboretum tour that highlights the amazing flora of Japan.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, registration requested.

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2018 Oct 07

Music for Ground and Atmosphere

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:00pm and 5:00pm 

Reception with the artist, 5:00-5:30pm 

LocationHunnewell Building lawn

Music for Ground and Atmosphere is a live, and site-specific, instrumental improvisation conceived in response to Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape design and Fog x FLO, Fujiko Nakaya's fog installation throughout the Emerald Necklace...

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