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2019 Apr 16

Finding Wild at the Arnold Arboretum

Repeats every weekday until Thu Apr 18 2019 .
12:30pm to 4:30pm

12:30pm to 4:30pm
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum, Arborway Gate

Students in the 4th, 5th and 6th Grades will spend time outdoors searching for signs of wild life in different ecosystems and learning to record their discoveries in field journals. Some indoor time will allow students to use of different magnification devices and create take-home projects.

Register below and attend all three sessions, April 16 through 18, for a discounted price of $50, or register for April 16th to the right.

Tuesday, April 16: Enter the North Woods

Explore rotting logs and leaf litter,...

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2019 Apr 15

Botany Blast: Seasonal Shifts in Trees

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
There are challenges to being a tree in a temperate climate, mainly the changing of seasons. But trees are equipped to shift with these environmental changes. Kristel Schoonderwoerd will explain how trees slow down for winter and subsequently reverse “gears” for springtime and the onset of the growing season.

Fee Free, but registration requested

This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival, April 12-21, 2019. 

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2019 Apr 14

Welcome Back Redwing Blackbirds

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Arborway Gate, Meadow Road

Families need nature all year! Celebrate the return of migratory redwing blackbirds to the meadow of the Arnold Arboretum. Search for birds with binoculars, go on a StoryWalk® about wild birds, identify bird calls, dress up as a redwing blackbird, and get a redwing blackbird tattoo! 

Free
 

2019 Apr 14

April Birding

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arborway Gate

Join the Arnold Arboretum's Brendan Keegan for an easy walk looking for early spring birds. This April walk will focus on breeding behavior, the competitive reality of bird song, and a check on chickadee nesting tubes for signs of activity.

All skill levels, especially beginners, are encouraged to join. Bring binoculars, and a few binoculars will be available to share.

This tour is part of the Cambridge Science Festival

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2019 Apr 13

Drawing Daffodils Workshop: Exploring the Botany Behind the Art Bobbi Angell and Beverly Duncan, Botanical Artists

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Have you ever dissected a flower? Do you know what a corona and a corolla are? Join botanical artists, Angell and Duncan as they lead you in creating pencil sketches of several varieties of daffodils. You will slice the flowers open to examine and draw their reproductive anatomy. The instructors will explain distinguishing features of the beautiful spring flowers and teach basic terminology to add to your understanding of the diverse botanical world. 

Some pencils will be available, but bring your own if you have them. We will provide everything else, including...

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2019 Apr 13

Artist's Photography Walk-Transitions: Winter Into Spring

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Artist's Walk, Saturday, April 13, 10:00am-11:30am

LocationHunnewell Building

Join The Arboretum's current exhibiting photographer, Chris Morgan, for a walk in the Arnold Arboretum. He will discuss the best techniques for landscape photography. Bring your camera or phone.

Chris Morgan's goal as a photographer is to evoke the emotions he feels when he views patterns and textures in nature, in the shapes of trees, and in the movements of birds. He...

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2019 Apr 13

Basic Identification of Evergreens

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weld Hill Building
Evergreens can be conifers or broad-leafed deciduous plants…they aren’t all pine trees. Starting in the classroom, Laura Mele will introduce basic identifying characteristics of common evergreens and the lead a tour through the Arboretum’s Conifer Collection and Rhododendron Dell for viewing bark, leaves, buds, and cones. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning and bring a hand lens if you have one.
Fee $20 member and $30 nonmember 

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2019 Apr 13

Saturday Forest Bathing

Repeats every month on the 11 of May until Sat May 11 2019 . Also includes Sat Apr 27 2019, Sat May 25 2019.
9:00am to 11:00am

9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables

Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan.  From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community.  

This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings.  By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other,...

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2019 Apr 03

Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

A wanderer and writer with a doctorate in religion, Gavin Van Horn inhabits a big city. And that city (Chicago) has offered him something to compliment and complicate the solitude of the woods or a remote mountainside: a window onto the attractiveness of cities to animals. What was once in his mind essentially a nature-free zone turns out to be a bustling environment where millions of wild things roam. He came to realize that our own paths are crisscrossed by the tracks and flyways of black-crowned night herons, Cooper’s hawks, brown bats, coyotes, opossums, white-tailed deer, and many...

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2019 Apr 29

What’s Your Financial IQ?

(All day)

Location: 

Online

During the month of April, TIAA, one of Harvard’s retirement vendors is offering Harvard employees the chance to test their understanding of savings, investment and other day-to-day financial topics by taking a series of short, 5-question online quizzes. 

Each time you complete a quiz, you will be entered for a chance to win an Apple Watch!  There will be a total of 10 quizzes, so you can enter up to 10 times. Plus, you will learn more about important money-management topics and improve your financial literacy.

Your entry is not dependent on your score –...

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2019 Apr 01

What’s Your Financial IQ?

Mon Apr 1 (All day) to Mon Apr 8 (All day)

Location: 

Online

During the month of April, TIAA, one of Harvard’s retirement vendors is offering Harvard employees the chance to test their understanding of savings, investment and other day-to-day financial topics by taking a series of short, 5-question online quizzes. 

Each time you complete a quiz, you will be entered for a chance to win an Apple Watch!  There will be a total of 10 quizzes, so you can enter up to 10 times. Plus, you will learn more about important money-management topics and improve your financial literacy.

Your entry...

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Power, Influence, and Negotiation

March 27, 2019
While referencing Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro as well as Roger Fisher and William Ury’s Getting to Yes, participants learn the benefits of working with emotions during negotiations and developing solutions. This 2-day class on April 5 and April 12 explores theories through readings, video clips, case studies, and practical applications. Learn more... Read more about Power, Influence, and Negotiation
2019 May 02

ARTS FIRST!

Thu May 2 (All day) to Sun May 5 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Square/Harvard Yard

Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and art-making opportunities. See visual art and opera, dance styles from around the world, many music genres, stand-up and improv comedy, theater, public art, poetry, experimental performances and so much more. We look forward to...

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2019 Apr 26

HUCTW Financial Wellness Workshop Series: Preparing to Retire

12:15pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Medical School (260 Longwood Ave), TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater, Boston, MA

In partnership with HUCTW, HUECU will host a series of Financial Wellness classes for HUCTW members on a variety of financial topics. 

Preparing to retire:
– What happens when you retire
– Projecting/saving for expenses

Click here to learn more and register. 

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