2019 Sep 21

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training

10:30am to 12:00pm


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 Aug 11

Arboretum Guided Sunday Tour

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 03 2019 .
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Hunnewell Building

1:00pm-2:30pm; Tours on Lilac Sunday: 11am-2:45pm; additional 10:30am-noon tours in May, see our calendar
LocationHunnewell Building unless otherwise specified

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Arnold Arboretum landscape with a knowledgeable docent. Tours are appropriate for adults and last approximately 90 minutes. Landscape highlights, seasonal interest, history, and more.

If you have a group of four or fewer persons, you are welcome to join. For...

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End of Summer Freecycle

August 7, 2019

Clean out your home or office and bring your reusable items to the FreeCycle on August 19 (or come looking for that particular item that will make your space!) All are welcome- no donations necessary. Located in the Lobby of the Science Center. Learn more.

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2019 Aug 25

Butterfly Discovery Walk

6:00pm to 7:15pm


Hunnewell Building
Venture into the Arboretum landscape with caterpillar expert Sam Jaffe. Sam will wander the landscape highlighting host plants and the insects they support, focusing his attention on caterpillars, moths, and butterflies. Bring a camera to document your discoveries and a notebook to record identification tips and plant suggestions for expanding the array of butterflies your garden or park can support. Dress for outdoor learning. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Fee $10 member, $15 nonmember, $5 youth
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2019 Aug 23

Moth Meet

9:00pm to 10:30pm


Hunnewell Building
Join us for a late night learning adventure to discover the nocturnal invertebrates that are flitting about the Arboretum after hours. Naturalist Sam Jaffe will start the evening in the classroom with some introductory information about the life-cycles of moths and other night flyers. He’ll then lead the group outdoors for a moth lighting at which we will admire and study a variety of nocturnal insects. Back in the classroom, microscopes and other field guides will allow us to make clear identifications of these lesser-seen beauties. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning. Bring a headlamp or... Read more about Moth Meet
2019 Aug 22

Garden for Biodiversity

7:00pm to 8:15pm


Hunnewell Building
Even a small garden sustains innumerable critters that contribute to a thriving ecosystem. So, understanding native insect life-cycles can and should inform your gardening practices and the plants you choose to grow. Sam Jaffe, naturalist and educator, will present both the collaborative and deceitful nature of insects and plants as they’ve evolved to rely upon one another. This lecture, illustrated with Sam’s gorgeous photographs, will expand your invertebrate knowledge, appreciation, and desire to be the best garden host you can be. 

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2019 Aug 10

Fabric, Fiber & Phenology

1:00pm to 3:00pm


Hunnewell Building

Opening Reception, Saturday, August 10, 1:00-3:00pm

Workshop with the Artist, Saturday, September 28, 1:00-3:00pm

LocationHunnewell Building Visitor Center

Steffanie Schwam brings her enhanced botanical prints on fabric and fiber to the Hunnewelll Visitor Center for a special show. Using the Arboretum as both a source and inspiration for her art, she selects plants that will print on paper or fabric that is fused to...

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Speaking Up at Harvard

July 31, 2019
In this class on August 8, we’ll identify personal and organizational obstacles that can get in the way of sharing views/opinions in an open and respectful way at work. It is designed for participants looking to raise their confidence in speaking up in a one-on-one and team meetings. Learn more. Read more about Speaking Up at Harvard
2019 Sep 19

Oral Health Trends with Harvard Dental School Benefits - Brownbag Lunch & Learn

12:00pm to 1:00pm


114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

Good oral health can have a significant impact on your overall health. 

Join us for a special brownbag lunch & learn, hosted by the Harvard Dental School, to learn more about important trends in oral health care.


  • German O. Gallucci, DMD, PhD.
  • Raymond J. and Elva Pomfret Nagle, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences
  • Aram Kim, DMD, MSCs Instructor, Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences
  • Tien Ha-Ngoc Jiang, DMD, MSCs...
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2019 Sep 24

Fall 2019 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

6:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Law School Campus

The course brings together professionals, executives, graduate students, fellows, and community members in learning how to  skillfully mediate to create value and resolve disputes. Participants will emerge from the course with a toolkit of skills, approaches, and tactics to negotiate and manage disputes in any setting. Participants will also receive a signed certificate of completion from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

The seminar will be held each Tuesday evening, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., September 24 – December 10, 2019 on the Harvard Law School Campus...

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2019 Aug 14

Child Care Scholarship Deadline

(All day)



Harvard offers child care scholarships, based on need, to eligible faculty, staff and postdocs that help defray the cost of child care. Scholarship awards vary from family to family and year to year, and payments are made on a reimbursement basis. Applications are accepted once per year and current recipients need to re-apply each year.

To apply to any of these programs, you must be eligible for full active benefits AND a faculty, staff member, postdoctoral fellow or member of one of Harvard’s unions and on a Harvard payroll. Note: Support staff in...

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Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

July 15, 2019

LyndaCampus, the online training resource from Lynda.com that’s used at Harvard, is now LinkedIn Learning. Lynda was acquired by LinkedIn a few years ago, and this change reflects the new branding for the tool.

As a member of the Harvard community, you have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of software, business and creative skills.... Read more about Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning