Wellbeing

2022 Mar 22

Scholar Activism: The Role of Academia in Advancing Social Justice and Racial Equity

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online

Academics and researchers, especially at institutions such as Harvard, are often viewed as disconnected from the real world, studying esoteric questions that are distant (if not irrelevant) to policy, practice, and decisions that impact the daily lives of people. At the same time, an unspoken expectation for research to be ‘neutral’ often creates tensions for students and scholars who are uncomfortable simply studying discrimination and inequality, and want their work to have an impact in advancing social justice.

Join Natalia Linos, ScD, Executive Director of the FXB Center...

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2022 Aug 08

Summer Science Week: Space!

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 1–3

Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 12th; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Look up! How do we explore what is beyond planet Earth? Experiment with making craters, launching rockets, and learning from light. Meet a scientist and hear about how they study planets. Have fun while imagining yourself out in the Universe.

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our top priority. All students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in Summer Science Week...

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2022 Aug 08

Summer Science Week: Nature's Designs

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 4-6

Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 12th; 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Let nature be your inspiration in this art and science program! Explore the museum’s galleries and learn the science behind fossils, minerals, animals, and plants. Then get creative making models, crystals, tie-dyes, jewelry, and more inspired by the museum’s collections!

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2022 Aug 01

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

Monday, August 1st through Friday, August 5th; 16, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Leaping lemurs, sluggish sloths, burrowing beetles, cagey crows.... Explore the world of animals as we travel through museum exhibits, observe live animals up close, and get to know these amazing creatures through crafts, games, and experiments.

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2022 Jul 25

Summer Science Week: Invertebrate Investigators

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 4-6

Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th; 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dive deep into the world of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates. Examine the many amazing adaptations that make these creatures the most successful organisms on Earth. Use a microscope to study anatomy and metamorphosis, get face- to- face with a live tarantula, and learn why spiders and other arachnids are more closely related to horseshoe crabs than their six-legged counterparts. Explore the museum’s arthropod and marine galleries and...

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2022 Jul 25

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

Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Spend a week exploring science like a scientist! Experiment with animal behavior, movement, and diet. Do fieldwork collecting outside. Develop models of movement by making simple robots. Observe light and seek out microscopic views. Meet scientists doing similar work and have fun!

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2022 Jul 18

Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 1-3

Monday, July 18th through Friday July 22nd; 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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2022 Jul 18

Summer Science Week: The Ins and Outs of Skeletons

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

For children entering grades 4-6

Monday, July 18th through Friday, July 22nd; 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Investigate the ins and outs of skeletons! Using observations of skulls, bones, and live animals, we will explore how animals use their skeletons for protection, support, and movement, and see how bones and fossils can solve recent and ancient mysteries. Extend the fun and learning through experiments, puzzles, and crafts.

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2022 Jul 11

Summer Science Week: Ancient Archaeology Adventures

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

For children entering grades 2-4

Monday, July 11th through Friday, July 15th; 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sail across the Mediterranean on a voyage from ancient Israel and learn about daily life in the trading cultures of the ancient world, then make a working oil lamp! Through games, museum exploration, hands-on activities, and art, we will discover more cultures from around the globe, like the Maya and Aztec. A look at hieroglyphs, mummy coffins, touchable artifacts, and more make this an active summer experience.

The health and...

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2022 Apr 28

Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Online

Free Virtual Book Presentation

Simone Marchi, Staff Scientist, Southwest Research Institute

Advance Registration Required.

Signs of ancient collisions are widespread in the solar system, from the barren, once-habitable Mars to rugged asteroids. In this talk, physicist Simone Marchi, discussing his recent book, Colliding Worlds (Oxford University Press, 2021), will explore the key role that collisions in space have played in...

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2022 Apr 20

Mexican Red: The Perfect Color that Changed the World

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Online

Free Virtual Public Lecture

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University

Advance Registration Required.

Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) is a small insect that produces a brilliant red pigment. Found in textiles, paintings, cosmetics, and many other objects that span the globe, cochineal is an integral part of world history. Cochineal...

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2022 Apr 01

Retirewise

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

From budgeting and building an emergency fund to determining your investment options and creating a will, there’s something for everyone to learn.

Each Retirewise session has different topics that build on each other.

  • Building the Foundation
  • Creating & Managing Wealth
  • Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
  • Making the Most of What You Have

With Retirewise, you’ll be on your way to making smarter financial decisions and creating an action plan that works for you. Join your colleagues...

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2022 May 21

Spring Bird Walk

8:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum

This is Birding 101, a two-hour walk suitable for beginners as well as more experienced birders, led by Bob Mayer, Arboretum docent and intrepid birder. The Arnold Arboretum is an excellent landscape to see both year-round birds and those that are migrating through on their way north. Bring binoculars if you have them, and download a checklist of birds from our website.

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