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2017 Aug 07

HMNH Summer Science Week - Peabody Explorers

Mon - Fri, Aug 7 to Aug 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 3–4

Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.

Hosted by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Advance registration required. Click here for more information. 

2017 Aug 07

HMNH Summer Science Week - Amazing Animals

Mon - Fri, Aug 7 to Aug 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students 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.

Advance registration required. Click here for more information. 

2017 Jul 31

HMNH Summer Science Week - Animal Naturalists

Mon - Fri, Jul 31 to Aug 4, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 6–8

Combine your love for animals and drawing in this art and science program. With a museum educator, investigate the lives of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. With artist Erica Beade, draw these animals from the exhibitions and classroom specimens while practicing various drawing techniques.

Advance registration required. There is an additional $10 materials fee included in the cost of this program.

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2017 Jul 24

HMNH Summer Science Week - Native American Technologies

Mon - Fri, Jul 24 to Jul 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 5–6

Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of Indigenous people of North America.

Hosted by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Advance registration required. Click here for more information. 

2017 Jul 10

HMNH Summer Science Week - Impressions of Nature

Mon - Fri, Jul 10 to Jul 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 4–7

Natural history and art have been linked for a long time. Come explore the museum and your creative side with in-depth art activities like printmaking through collographs, monotypes, or relief prints.

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2017 Jul 12

Child Care Scholarship Application Period

(All day)

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Online via PeopleSoft

The next scholarship cycle applies to the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. People who receive an award will be able to claim eligible child care payments made during this period. 

Please note the following:

  • This application will be hosted online on PeopleSoft. It will be open on July 12 through August 9. Please login to PeopleSoft with your HUID and PIN, navigate to Self-Service and select “Childcare Scholarship App”. It should take less than 20 minutes to complete.
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2017 Jul 12

Child Care Scholarship Application Open

Wed Jul 12 (All day) to Wed Aug 9 (All day)

Location: 

Online via PeopleSoft

This enrollment period is for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, administrative/professional staff, and non-union support staff

The application period for academic year 2017-18 will be open Wednesday, July 12 through August 9, 2017. The smaller second round for those hired after August 1, 2017 will be Wednesday, August 30 through September 13, 2017. See here for additional information (based on the 2016-2017 program).

2017 Jul 10

New Employee Orientation

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 18 2017 except Mon Aug 14 2017, Mon Sep 04 2017, Mon Oct 09 2017, Mon Nov 06 2017. Also includes Tue Sep 05 2017, Tue Oct 10 2017.
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Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3318, Cambridge

Introduction to the structure and culture of Harvard along with benefits, perks and opportunities for new Harvard employees.

Registration required*

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2017 Aug 28

School's Out Vacation Camp!

Mon Aug 28 (All day) to Fri Sep 1 (All day)

Harvard offers a School's Out Vacation Camp program to give parents options during the February and April public-school vacation weeks and one hard-to-cover week at the end of the summer. The program generally runs on three campuses: Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard Business School.

The program is open to the children, ages 5 to 12, grades K to 6, of benefits-eligible faculty and staff on a regular Harvard payroll.

Next session will be during the last week in August, August 28 - September 1. Registration will open July 17.

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2017 Jul 21

Retirewise - Pre-retirement Planning (2-day seminar)

8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th floor, Cambridge

In just a few sessions, you'll have a step-by-step approach to creating a realistic financial and retirement strategy that works for you. You'll also have more confidence knowing that you're better prepared, more informed and ready to take control of your financial life.

It doesn't matter how much or how little financial planning you've done, or if your retirement is years away – you'll find the Retirewise® workshops well worth your time. And there's no prep work required. 

This 2-part complimentary workshop series begins on September 15,...

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Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House

June 21, 2017
Come experience a unique opportunity Sundays at the Arnold Arboretum's Bonsai and Penjing Collection of dwarfed potted plants as an Arboretum volunteer explains the history, culture, and care of these amazing plants. Free, no registration needed. Learn more here.
2017 Sep 24

Sixth Annual Ride for Food

6:45am to 10:15am

Location: 

Nobles School, 10 Campus Dr, Dedham, MA 02026

The Ride for Food is a fun bicycle event organized to raise money for hunger relief in the greater Boston area. The Ride takes place on Sunday morning September 24th, and riders can choose from 50, 25 or 10 mile routes, a route for every level of rider. Light breakfast, water stops, music, t-shirts and lunch all provided along with free raffle.

Registration and Start Times:

  • 6:45 – 7:15 AM for the 50 mile ride (Ride departs Nobles at 7:30 AM)
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2017 Nov 07

Webinar - Caregiving and the Holidays: What to do when a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family. But over the course of a visit you may worry that Mom has forgotten how to make her famous pumpkin pie and Dad can’t seem to find the right words. During the holiday season, you might notice a shift in your parent’s behavior or cognition, which can lead to increased anxiety and fear.

This webinar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline and what steps to take to address those concerns.

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