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2016 Jul 31

Arboretum Guided Tour

1:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Experience the Arboretum in a new way--take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617 384-5209. Tours last around 90 minutes, and are geared toward adults. There is no need to register.

Tour Schedule:
The general free tour season runs from April 16 through October 30, 2016. We offer tours...

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2016 Jul 27

Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Dog Days of Summer

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

When the dog days of summer hit, many of us are faced with water bans that limit our ability to water our lush gardens. We find ourselves carefully monitoring the water level in rain barrels and hoping for the next rainfall. What if we started to incorporate plants that just need less water? In this lecture, Jen Kettell will share the effects of drought on woody plants and describe plant adaptations for dealing with drought. Most importantly, she will introduce you to a new palette of plant material that will decrease your water use while increasing species diversity and beauty in your...

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2016 Jul 24

Arboretum Guided Tour

1:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Experience the Arboretum in a new way--take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617 384-5209. Tours last around 90 minutes, and are geared toward adults. There is no need to register.

Tour Schedule:
The general free tour season runs from April 16 through October 30, 2016. We offer tours...

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2016 Jul 17

Arboretum Guided Tour

1:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Experience the Arboretum in a new way--take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617 384-5209. Tours last around 90 minutes, and are geared toward adults. There is no need to register.

Tour Schedule:
The general free tour season runs from April 16 through October 30, 2016. We offer tours...

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2016 Jul 23

A Walk on the Wild SIde

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Forest Hills Gate

The three ponds that Fredrick Law Olmsted designed into the Arboretum teem with aquatic and terrestrial life in late summer. Join Bob Mayer for a walk and a discussion of the invertebrates and other fauna in and around the ponds. Bring binoculars if you have them for closer look at nature. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, registration requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu.

2016 Jul 16

Arboretum Family Walks

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Discover the Arboretum on guided walks especially for families. Each walk will highlight different plants and natural phenomena while developing observational skills in children. One adult can bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages four through twelve. Come to one, two or all walks!

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
This activity is free and no registration is required.

2016 Jul 13

With Mary: The Audubon of Botany

7:00pm to 8:15pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Known as the “Audubon of Botany,” Philadelphia, Quaker Mary Morris Vaux Walcott (1860–1940) was a gifted artist whose stunning watercolors comprise a catalog of North American wildflowers. Walcott was catapulted to the highest levels of society and national politics by a late and bold marriage to the secretary of the Smithsonian. Along with an early (1887) transcontinental travelogue, never-before published correspondence with fellow Quaker and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, and Commissioner Mary Walcott’s reports for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Marjorie Jones’ biography reveals rich...

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2016 Jul 09

New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Reception with the Artists: Saturday, July 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Artists’ Demonstration, Saturday, August 13, 2:00-4:00pm
With 150 members, the New England Society of Botanical Artists brings a strong, artistic presence to the Arnold Arboretum this summer. Up to thirty works will be exhibited ranging from watercolor to pastel. The Society has recently shown at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts, participated in the New England Flower Show, and includes many artists within the group who have received prestigious awards from the national organization— the American Society of Botanical...

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2016 Jul 05

From Seed to Tree

1:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Location: Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion

Did you know that almost all of the plants in the Arboretum begin their lives in the Dana Greenhouses? Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to tree. Meet at the Bonsai and Penjing Collection above the Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden.
There is a 15 person maximum.

Free, registration is limited and requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu

2016 Jul 12

Home Buying Workshop - WEBINAR

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Webinar - Your Desktop

Demystify the home buying process in this workshop covering:

  • How much can you really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense?
  • What is a Purchase and Sale agreement?
  • How does the process work?
  • What Harvard benefits exist for homebuyers?

Workshop is free, but you must register. Learn more.

Sponsored by Harvard University Housing

2016 Aug 10

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 1/2 hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples...
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2016 Jul 26

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 hour

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible for...
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2016 Jul 13

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 1/2 hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively...

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2016 Jun 12

Inuksuit

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum

On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts will host the Boston premiere of Inuksuit —a 75minute work for percussion ensemble that is designed to heighten awareness of the sights and sounds that surround us every day. Composed by John Luther Adams and performed in major cities around the globe, the piece will feature more than 90 New England-based percussionists, dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum. Inuksuit is deeply influenced by John Luther Adams...

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