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2018 Nov 27

HGSE Lighting Fair

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Just after the Thanksgiving break and in the spirit of Harvard’s new vision for a fossil-fuel free future, pick up some great sustainable holiday gifts, such as energy-efficient LED bulbs, power strips, desk lamps and water-saving showerheads, as well as other energy- and water-saving products.

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2018 Dec 05

Driving Innovation at Harvard: A University-wide Learning Event

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Klarmen Hall, Harvard Business School

Harvard Business Publishing, in partnership with the Harvard University Center for Workplace Development and Harvard Business School, invites you to attend a unique learning and community-building event designed to foster a culture of innovation throughout Harvard. 

Join colleagues from across the University in a celebration of learning, innovative thinking, and community, and to honor the 20th anniversary of Harvard ManageMentor. This session, using the Harvard ManageMentor Café model, will engage you in a live interactive discussion around innovation and innovation...

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2019 Jan 05

Exploring Science Together: Dinosaurs!

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Come dig deeper and explore the fossil world of the dinosaurs! Discover what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur, and participate in a “fossil dig” with real dinosaur fossils. Explore our amazing collection of vertebrate paleontology with fun gallery activities. Compare dinosaurs to live modern animals and learn how paleontologists know what a dino’s daily life was like. Learn about dinosaur trackways and even create your own to bring home! All activities are designed to be a fun and interactive experience for students grades K – 5 to learn with their families.

Fees: $15 members/$25...

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2018 Dec 16

Squirrel Taxidermy Workshop

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Make your very own taxidermy squirrel using professional techniques, with no experience necessary! Starting with a sustainably sourced hide, students will learn how to use a commercially-made head form and a custom-wrapped body to create a beautiful mount. Students will choose from a variety of wood bases to create the finished product. Each student will leave with a finished squirrel ready for a two-week drying period, after which it can be proudly displayed. A photographic guide to the skinning process will be provided to all students.

This class starts promptly at...

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2018 Dec 15

Rabbit Taxidermy Workshop

1:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Learn how to mount your very own rabbit on a plaque to hang on your wall, with no experience necessary! Using a sustainably sourced, tanned hide, students will learn how to carve and wrap custom taxidermy forms, and apply that knowledge to create an adorable half-bunny taxidermy mount. Students will choose from a variety of fur colors and plaque shapes in order to create their own special product. Each student will leave with a finished rabbit ready for a two-week drying period, after which it can be proudly displayed. A photographic guide to the skinning process will be provided to...

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2018 Dec 15

Entomology Workshop: Pinning and Learning

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Discover the world of insects in a hands-on entomology workshop. Students will learn how to prepare and preserve three types of deceased specimens for collections and display, including a large cicada, an Atlas beetle, and the choice of a butterfly or moth. Learn about the science of invertebrates from Harvard invertebrate biologist Shoyo Sato, who will introduce us to some of the members of the museum's live collection. If you're feeling brave, you can hold a cockroach! Each student will leave with three finished pinned insect specimens ready for drying and display, along with a...

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What Nature Sounds Are Music?

November 7, 2018
Bird song, whale song, bug song? Are these sounds really music? What of the whistle of the wind? David Rothenberg, author of three books, Why Birds SingBug Music, and Survival of the Beautiful, will do his best to answer these questions and fuel further thinking about noise, communication, and song in nature on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum. Learn more. Read more about What Nature Sounds Are Music?
2019 Feb 06

Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - Weld Hill Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

5 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, (skip 20), 27, Mar 6, 13, 6:30–8:30pm

We have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with how to start designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class. Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant...

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2018 Dec 09

Winter Wellness Walk

Repeats on the second Sunday of January, February, March until Sun Mar 10 2019 .
1:00pm to 1:45pm

1:00pm to 1:45pm
1:00pm to 1:45pm
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Take a healthy walk through the cool landscape of the Arboretum. You will enjoy the pared down beauty of our woody plant collection and hear about the Arboretum's history and highlights. After the walk, warm up in the Visitor Center with hot chocolate or tea, and talk more with your docent guide and Arboretum staff members. 

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, Registration requested at www.my.arboretum.harvard.edu

2019 Jan 06

Winter Birding!

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Start your new year off on an easy 90 minute walk from the Arboretum's main Arborway Gate to the ponds and back. Our docent and experienced birder, Bob Mayer, will focus on winter birds, as well as admiring the woody plant collection in winter. Beginners, as well as more experienced birders, are welcome on the tour. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. See the Arnold Arboretum's website for directions and a ... Read more about Winter Birding!
2019 Oct 04

ABCD

Repeats on the first Friday until Fri Dec 04 2020 .
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Varies

ABCD is an informal, University-wide association promoting communication and collaboration on technology-related topics across organizational boundaries. All Harvard affiliates are eligible and welcome to join ABCD. Free buffet lunch and special presenters.

The main ABCD Group generally meets on the first Friday of every month from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. When there is an adjacent Monday holiday, the group meets on the second Friday of the month....

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2018 Nov 30

Art Study Center Seminar: Reigning over a Hellish Bureaucracy—The Ten Kings of Hell

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this seminar, Wai Yee Chiong and Penley Knipe, the Philip and Lynn Straus Senior Conservator of Works on Paper and the head of the paper lab, will examine a series of images of the Ten Kings of Hell. These kings are shown delivering judgment on sinners, as the latter journey through the afterlife. Chiong and Knipe will look closely at the format, function, and context in which these works were produced and discuss related conservation projects.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration...

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2018 Nov 27

Harvard Art Museum Members Appreciation Party

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Italy, which provided inspiration for the museums’ central Calderwood Courtyard. Please join us in celebrating this special relationship and toasting our members—who today serve as the inspiration for and center of our community of art lovers.

We invite you and a guest to kick off the season with an Italian-themed celebration in the Calderwood Courtyard, complete with light refreshments, a double discount in the shop, and other festivities, including a cash bar. Both you and your guest will be...

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2018 Nov 27

Gallery Talk: 18th-Century European Ceramics

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Casey Monahan, the Cunningham Curatorial Assistant for the Collection in the Division of European and American Art, will give this gallery talk.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people...

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