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2019 Sep 28

Research in the Collections: A Scientific Exploration of the Arnold Arboretum

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

The Arnold Arboretum provides both our extensively documented collections for research, and the facilities for the researchers--labs, greenhouses, growing chambers. From around the world, scientists come to use the trees and shrubs in the Arboretum landscape, studying climate change, plant evolution, natural selection, and species adaptation. Join docent, Esther Miller to hear about the science of the Arboretum. 

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2019 Sep 28

Art Workshop: Revealing the Wild Print

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Join the Arboretum's exhibiting artist, Steffanie Schwam, in this hands-on workshop. Create a print to include in a small book. You will make your own unique monoprint on paper or fabric, using leaves from the Arboretum's collections, paint, printmaking tools, recycled materials, and the inspiration of the surrounding landscape. Bring your creativity, we'll supply the rest.

Appropriate for ages 8 and above. An adult must accompany anyone between 8 and 12.

This workshop will take place on the Hunnewell lawn if the weather is appropriate, in the Hunnewell lecture hall...

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2019 Sep 28

Creative Climate Commitment with Susan Israel

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
What will motivate you to do more about the climate crisis? Perhaps something fun and visible? What is preventing you from acting? Maybe fear, and lack of belief that your actions matter? Susan Israel founded Climate Creatives to use art and design that engages people in change because data alone doesn’t do it: behavioral change begins with an emotional commitment. In this workshop, participants will work in groups to creatively respond to climate change with discussion and prompting from Susan Israel, architect, artist, climate communicator, and social entrepreneur. Their efforts will result... Read more about Creative Climate Commitment with Susan Israel
2019 Sep 26

Tree Mob™! From Solar Power to Flower Power

5:45pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

With a projected completion date in fall 2019, the Weld Hill Solar Project represents the Arnold Arboretum’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date. Comprising nearly 1300 solar panels, the system is capable of producing an estimated 566,409 kWh annually (approximately 30% of the Weld Hill Research Building's total energy load). Working in tandem with the panels, a unique battery storage array reduces peak demand charges, adding additional energy savings. Join Danny Schissler to learn about the photovoltaic system and Brendan Keegan to hear about the initial stages of...

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2019 Sep 24

Introduction to Botany (multiple sessions)

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 12 2019 except Tue Oct 08 2019.
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University Herbarium
Learn botany from dedicated instructor and plant nomenclature specialist Kanchi Gandhi. Among the topics to be explored: plant cells and tissues, anatomy and morphology, reproduction, nutrition, growth and development, plant diversity, evolution, classification, and nomenclature. This course, offering both lecture and laboratory activities, introduces botany to new students or serves as a refresher course. Required text: Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon. (Note: Class will not meet on October 8.)
Fee $240 member, $290 nonmember

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2019 Sep 24

A Global Ecology Journey: Prioritizing Earth-Centered Ethics

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Discovering profound connections of life, rocks, and ecosystems over great distances helps us all to achieve helpful if not essential biosphere (environment) literacy. This discipline of Global Ecology, first hinted by polymath and explorer Alexander von Humboldt 220 years ago, leads us to realize that a sustainable, viable Home for us and all other species can only be restored by living a new ethic that keeps biosphere health foremost in our minds, hearts, and actions. Professor Zook will introduce us to some of the courageous and science-based grassroots peoples in nations around the...

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2019 Sep 22

Fall Forest Bathing

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Sep 29 2019 . Also includes Sun Oct 20 2019, Sun Oct 27 2019, Sun Nov 03 2019.
9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

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 Sep 21

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Beyond the Basics Training

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...

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2019 Sep 22

Morning Yoga at the Arboretum

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 06 2019 .
10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building Lawn
Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Arnold Arboretum.

In the case of inclement weather, the session will move indoors (Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall).

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

2019 Sep 21

Fall Birding

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 05 2019 .
8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

This autumn, experience the birds of the Arboretum with expert birder and Arboretum volunteer, Bob Mayer and/or staff birding aficionado, Brendan Keegan. Catch a glimpse of migrating birds as they fly south and get acquainted with our resident birds as well. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. Beginners and seasoned birders are welcome. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209 the day before.

Mayer: 2 Saturdays, Sept 14 (meet at Arborway Gate), Sept 28 (...

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2019 Sep 08

Bonsai Matching

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Most of the species seen as bonsai in the Arboretum’s Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection can also be found in the landscape. Explore the history and culture of bonsai and the Arboretum’s relationship with these plants, and compare bonsai with their “unrestricted” counterparts in the landscape. See ginkgo, trident maple, bald cypress, hinoki cypress, and more, large and small! 

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209. 

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2019 Sep 07

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Beyond the Basics Training

2:00pm to 4:30pm

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...

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2019 Sep 07

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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...

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2019 Sep 07

Remembering Your Power

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Join Nomadik By Nature & The Unicorn Goddess for a Morning of Healing through Yoga & Meditation.

As a part of this year's F.U.N festival, we will gather at the Arnold Arboretum as we embody the deep message of “Remembering Your Power”. By connecting back to the Earth, Ourselves and Each Other through Movement and Meditation, We as People of Color can begin to gather the pieces we have lost for an ever Better Future, an Ever Better Boston.

Cost - FREE, Registration required through Eventbrite

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