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2018 Oct 17

Here Come the Seeds: The Journey of a Seed from Collection to Propagation at the Arboretum

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Larz Anderson Bonsai & Penjing Collection

Manager of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher, will discuss the Arnold Arboretum's propagule collection and documentation procedure. She will also display some of the different types of fruits, nuts, and seeds that are in the process of becoming the next generation of Arboretum plants. Seed showcased will be those collected during Tiffany's 2018 expedition to the Ozarks, as well as those collected on other institutional collecting trips.

Free, registration requested.

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2018 Oct 13

Introduction to Birds and Birding

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
The Arboretum provides a home for over 100 bird species every year. This workshop will provide tips for identifying some of the most common species in our landscape, while also touching on topics such as basic bird anatomy, seasonal migration and common migrants, and binocular selection. Following the in-class segment, we'll take a walk through the landscape and put our skills to use. 

Fee $25 member, $32 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2018 Oct 12

Fifty Shades of Green: Tales from the Hothouse

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Back by popular demand with more content! Terry Huang’s bawdy botanical review delves into the sex lives of plants, dramatically explaining the challenges of courtship and consummation for those rooted in place. Alluring suitors with a pungent rotten odor, promising nectar for the exchange of goods, or going at it alone, plants have evolved interesting strategies to ensure their continued existence. From mutualistic partnerships to deceit-filled ones that would rival the most twisted romance, his vivid pollination stories reveal the ingenious ways flowers deal with one of life’s (most)... Read more about Fifty Shades of Green: Tales from the Hothouse
2018 Oct 09

The Arboretum-Japan Connection

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Did you know that 11% of the Arnold Arboretum's wild-collected plants come from Japan? Join Michael Dosmann, just back from his 2018 expedition to Japan. Dosmann, the Arboretum's Keeper of the Living Collections, will take you on an Arboretum tour that highlights the amazing flora of Japan.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, registration requested.

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2018 Oct 07

Music for Ground and Atmosphere

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:00pm and 5:00pm 

Reception with the artist, 5:00-5:30pm 

LocationHunnewell Building lawn

Music for Ground and Atmosphere is a live, and site-specific, instrumental improvisation conceived in response to Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape design and Fog x FLO, Fujiko Nakaya's fog installation throughout the Emerald Necklace...

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2018 Oct 05

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner IV Opening Reception

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees), offer a unique look at the “personality” within the wood itself. The three woodturning associations, as well as Harvard Woodturning students, have come...

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2018 Oct 03

How Birds Migrate

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Bird migration is one of the most remarkable phenomena in nature. Arctic terns migrate from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Antarctica and back each year. Red knots migrate from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. How do they do it? Lorna Gibson will describe the why, when, and where of migration, how fast and far birds travel and how they find their way. She’ll also address tracking by ornithologists. 

Fee Free, but registration requested

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

2018 Sep 30

Collections Up Close: The Arboretum Oaks

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Oak Collection, Centre Street Gate

The Quercus (oak) collection comprises more than 1,000 individuals and has representatives from over 40 different species, with unique cultivars just waiting for your attention. This collection has specimens from the late 1800's and early 1900's, notable trees along the Peters Hill circuit road planted by the Arboretum's first director Charles Sargent, and at the Peters Hill summit, a Quercus coccinea(scarlet oak) planted in September 2001 to commemorate 9/11. Our current director, Ned Friedman has penned words and photographed the collection, read from...

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2018 Sep 29

Continuation: Seasons at the Arboretum

11:00am to 11:45am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Artist's Talk, Saturday, September 29, 11am-11:45am

Join us for a talk by photographer, Jim Harrison. Harrison worked for the Arboretum in 2008, photographing the landscape through four full seasons. After that year, he returned, worked at this own pace, and expanded his perspective. For him, the Arboretum became a living, ever changing laboratory in which to explore the simple but fundamental act of observation. His current exhibition is a visual tour of the Arboretum's wonderful, often hidden collections. They are seen through the expert eye and sensitive... Read more about Continuation: Seasons at the Arboretum
2018 Sep 22

Flow Through

4:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Maria Finkelmeier and the Kadence Ensemble will perform Flow Through, Finkelmeier’s 15 minute composition for large ensemble to be played in an outdoor setting. Featuring thirty performers (brass players, singers, and percussionists), the work is inspired by the fluidity and importance of water to living organisms. Flow Through reflects the power of this compound, that brings awe, serenity, catastrophe, and breath to our planet. The musicians will mingle their music with artist Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculpture...

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2018 Sep 20

COGdesign Project Showcase and Charlesgate Presentation

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

The Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) is pleased to showcase final designs for their eight 2017-18 projects. This year’s projects range from community gardens in Chelsea and Mission Hill to parks, plazas and stormwater management plans for transitional housing, after school programs, and community groups in five additional Boston neighborhoods, and in Framingham. Following the showcase, Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio will present their design solution for Charlesgate, a complex project to restore ecological infrastructure performance, urban...

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2018 Sep 13

Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Sep 16 2018 . Also includes Thu Sep 20 2018, Thu Sep 27 2018, Sun Sep 30 2018, Thu Oct 04 2018, Thu Oct 11 2018, Thu Oct 18 2018, Thu Oct 25 2018.
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

See website calendar for dates.
Location: Bonsai and Penjing Collection (Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection)

Come and experience a very unique opportunity in the Arnold Arboretum's Bonsai and Penjing Collection of dwarfed potted plants. With an Arboretum volunteer, you will be able to go inside the pavilion, hear about the... Read more about Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House
2018 Oct 06

Fog x Kids: Family Drop In's

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Location: Hunnewell Building and Lawn

Sunday, September 9, 10:00-11:00am (ages 3-8)

Saturday, September 15, 2:00-4:00pm (ages 8 and up)

Saturday, October 6, 10:00-11:00am (ages 3-8)

Sunday, October 28, 2:00-4:00pm (ages 8 and up) 

Discover the Fog with kids in four family drop in activities. At the Arnold Arboretum's own Fog x Hill, you can join us as...

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2018 Sep 15

Fog x Kids: Family Drop In's

Repeats every month on the 28 of October until Sun Oct 28 2018 .
2:00pm to 4:00pm

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Location: Hunnewell Building and Lawn

Sunday, September 9, 10:00-11:00am (ages 3-8)

Saturday, September 15, 2:00-4:00pm (ages 8 and up)

Saturday, October 6, 10:00-11:00am (ages 3-8)

Sunday, October 28, 2:00-4:00pm (ages 8 and up) 

Discover the Fog with kids in four family drop in activities. At the Arnold Arboretum's own Fog x Hill, you can join us as...

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2018 Nov 07

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library, Room B-30

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 ½ 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 of types of e-mails with...
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