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2017 Mar 26

Learn to Observe: Tree Spotters Citizen Science

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum’s living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in our Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum’s phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing out and flowering of trees in the spring and changing foliage colors in the fall. Your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their studies of the effects of a...

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2017 Mar 25

Planning and Creating a Compact Orchard

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Wakefield Estate, Milton, MA

Become a backyard orchardist and grow your own fruit! Even with a small yard, you can enjoy fruit from your own trees with minimal effort and cost. This step-by-step workshop will teach you all you need to know to plan and create a compact orchard for years of enjoyment. Participants will spend part of the workshop outside in the orchard for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember
Offered with the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust

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2017 Mar 20

DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES - Richard Holmes

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Chronicling his lifelong obsession with discovering, assembling, and re-creating the lives of writers and scientists, Richard Holmes casts a new eye not only on the Romantic poets and lost women of Romantic science he has long studied, but on their biographers as well. He examines the evolution of the myths that have overshadowed certain lives and reveals how the manner in which each generation tells the stories of the lives that came before it shapes and is shaped be a contemporary understanding of human nature. Weaving in his own experience as a biographer, Holmes provides a spellbinding...

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2017 Mar 06

DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES - Scientist as Sentinel

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Naomi Oreskes’ research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2004 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” (Science 306: 1686) has been widely cited, both in the United States and abroad, including in the Royal Society’s publication, “A Guide to Facts and Fictions about Climate Change," in the Academy-award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, and in Ian McEwan’s novel, Solar. Her 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to...

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2017 Mar 05

Learn to Observe: Tree Spotters Citizen Science

10:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum’s living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in our Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum’s phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing out and flowering of trees in the spring and changing foliage colors in the fall. Your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their studies of the effects of a...

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2017 Mar 04

Exploring the Arboretum for Educators

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education. Arboretum for Educators Monthly Explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn from Children’s Education staff and volunteers about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning.

Fee: Free

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2017 Apr 05

Vanguard One-on-One Appointments

(All day)

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

You can set up a one-on-one meeting on campus with a representatives from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to discuss your retirement savings and investment choices – whether you are just starting out, wondering if your asset allocation is still right for your age, or thinking about retiring in the next few years.

This meeting day is with Vanguard. To schedule an appointment, go to www.meetvanguard.com or call 1-800-662-0106, x14500.

 

2017 Apr 04

Vanguard One-on-One Appointments

(All day)

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

You can set up a one-on-one meeting on campus with a representative from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to discuss your retirement savings and investment choices – whether you are just starting out, wondering if your asset allocation is still right for your age, or thinking about retiring in the next few years.

This meeting day is with Vanguard. To schedule an appointment, go to www.meetvanguard.com or call 1-800-662-0106, x14500.

 

2017 Apr 26

Fidelity One-on-One Appointments

(All day)

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

You can set up a one-on-one meeting on campus with a representative from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to discuss your retirement savings and investment choices – whether you are just starting out, wondering if your asset allocation is still right for your age, or thinking about retiring in the next few years.

This meeting day is with Fidelity. To schedule an appointment, go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7231.

 

2017 Apr 10

Fidelity One-on-One Appointments

(All day)

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

You can set up a one-on-one meeting on campus with a representative from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to discuss your retirement savings and investment choices – whether you are just starting out, wondering if your asset allocation is still right for your age, or thinking about retiring in the next few years.

This meeting day is with Fidelity. To schedule an appointment, go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7231.

 

2017 Mar 30

Vanguard Webinar - Create Your Plan

7:00pm

Location: 

Online

This webinar is intended to show people that there are two keys to a comfortable retirement: saving enough and investing wisely. The goal is to get participants to increase their contribution rates or check their allocations, and then make changes if necessary.

Sponsored by Vanguard, one of Harvard's retirement plan companies, and open to all Harvard faculty and staff. Click here to register.

 

 

2017 Mar 30

Vanguard Webinar - Financial Freedom

3:00pm

Location: 

Online

This webinar covers basic rules of thumb to help you improve your financial live. It is designed for anyone who wants to get on track with finances. 

Sponsored by Vanguard, one of Harvard's retirement plan companies, and open to all Harvard faculty and staff. Please register online.

 

 

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