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2017 Apr 19

Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Come see the world through the eyes of a scientist and explore what research reveals about life and our planet. Graduate students from the Departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will share their research and lead hands-on activities in the museum galleries. All activities will be designed to actively engage families in learning more about science and our natural world.

 

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2017 Feb 22

Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Panel Discussion 

Carrie Lambert-Beattie, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and History of Art and Architecture; Director of Graduate Studies, Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University

Christina Seely, Artist and Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science; Director, Institute of Arctic Studies, The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Moderated by Edward Morris, Artist; Professor...

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2017 Feb 11

I ♥ Science

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual daylong festival featuring dozens of activities. Dig into the soil to see what’s there, watch live marine creatures, design a LEGO® brick home for an insect, investigate fossils, explore the Glass Flowers, and more! Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. I ♥ Science has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

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2017 Jan 20

Glass Flowers Gallery Talk

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Tour the Glass Flowers exhibition following its extensive and historic renovation. One of the Harvard’s most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers.” This unique collection of over 4,000 models was created by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, starting in 1886.

Tour is limited to the first 30 people. First-come, first-served. 

Free with museum admisson

 

2017 Apr 29

Capturing Big Cats and Dogs with Pencil and Paper

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Ages 9–13

Instructor: Erica Beade

Wolves and coyotes, leopards and lions! Join us to explore the world of big cats and dogs. We will use close observation and various realistic drawing techniques to capture these animals and bring them to life on the page.

Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

Advance registration required

 

 

2017 Mar 18

Capturing Flowers with Pencil and Paper

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Ages 9-13

Get ready for spring as you observe and draw flowers. We'll explore how to capture their shapes, draw them in perspective and shade them to create a sense of volume. 

$25 members/$35 nonmembers.

Advance registration required

 

2017 Feb 04

Capturing Feathers, Fur, and Scales with Pencil and Paper

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Ages 9-13

Which animals are covered in feathers, fur, or scales? We will explore the subject by looking closely at a variety of specimens in the classroom and galleries and learn how to capture these different animals and textures on paper using realistic drawing techniques.

Instructor: Erica Beade

Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

Advance registration required

 

2017 Jan 20

FREE Board Exam Dental Screenings

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 190 Longwood Ave

FREE Board Exam Dental Screenings* running select Monday and Friday afternoons until February 27th, 2017! The Harvard Dental Center "Teaching Practices" is looking for adult patients who might qualify for:

  • The CCE (internal exam) on Friday, January 20th
  • The CDCA (on-site regional board exam) on Friday, March 3rd
  • The WREB (off-site regional board exam) two options: from Friday March 3rd to Monday March 6th; OR Friday March 31st to Monday April 4th.

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2017 Jan 23

Mediation and Conflict Management with the Program on Negotiation!

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us this semester and learn to raise your awareness of your own approach to conflict through a range of theories about mediation and participatory processes. Students will participate in multiple mediation simulations designed to enhance skills, demonstrate concepts, and provide opportunities to experiment. The seminar is led by veteran instructors, David Seibel and Stevenson Carlebach, and invites a wide range of guest experts and enough flexibility to respond to student-generated topics of interest.

Mondays, Jan. 23 – April 3, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 PM

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2017 Jan 13

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

To coincide with our special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning (on view November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017), the Harvard Art Museums will present a monthly screening of Doris Salcedo’s Public Works (2015). The film documents Salcedo’s site-specific works and ephemeral public projects, which have formed a central aspect of her artistic production over the past 15 years. Salcedo’s interventions in the public sphere reflect her...

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2017 Jan 12

Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature, Consciousness

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Weld Hill Building, Arnold Arboretum

In this lecture, Chip Sullivan's ecological narrative aims to provide a map to help one find his or her way back to a world of wonder, imagination, and mystery. Chip provides a visual tour of a variety of unique landscapes and gardens throughout history while exploring the use of optical device to perceive the landscape in new ways.
Fee $10 member; $20 nonmember; Free student 

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