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2018 Feb 03

Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns-- from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats? Beginning with a microscopic look at feathers and expanding out to a broad perspective of patterns across bird families, Harvard University graduate student Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University's collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants how to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their...

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2018 Jan 27

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Explore the beauty of butterflies and moths! This three-hour workshop will introduce observational drawing techniques with pencil and then dive into colored pencil techniques used to create a rich, vibrant image. All skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Erica Beade

Fees: $45 members/$55 nonmembers

Advanced registration is required.

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2018 Jan 06

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: $10 members/$20...

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2017 Dec 09

Speed, Sweat, and Stamina: How Animals Are Adapted to Run

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Amy Gunzelmann, HMNH Science Educator

Join us to explore the amazing ways animals have evolved to run; as fast sprinters and as slow long-distance endurance runners. Come learn about current biomechanics research with graduate students from the Departments of Human Evolutionary Biology, and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology here at Harvard. Get an insider’s look at some of the tools used to study how animals move. Experiment with hands-on activities exploring sleek skeletons, mighty muscles, and springy tendons. Become a museum detective and spot ...

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2017 Dec 09

Consider the Lizard

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

What is a lizard, and how can it be used to answer questions about ecology and evolution? Through careful observations of lizards, see the characteristics that define lizards, and explore the question of how a lizard’s morphology relates to its habitat. Meet live lizards and take a brief behind-the-scenes tour of the lizard collection.

Instructor: Joe Martinez, Curatorial Assistant, Herpetology Department, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Fees: $45 members/$55 nonmembers.

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2017 Dec 01

The Search for the True Chianti

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Frances Di Savino, Attorney and Author

For most of the twentieth century, the name Chianti brought to mind a generic Italian red table wine in a straw-covered flask, rather than evoking the storied wine region in the heart of Tuscany. Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino, co-authors of Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, will share the story of their quest to discover the true Chianti. They will describe the evolution of Chianti as a wine region with historic, cultural, and geographic complexity, then guide guests through a...

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2017 Nov 28

The Juno Mission to Jupiter: Unraveling the Secrets of a Giant Planet

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Jupiter, the largest planet orbiting the sun, remains a profound mystery. In 2011, NASA launched the Juno mission spacecraft to explore the composition, inner structure, origin, and evolution of this giant planet. In July 2016, Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit. Jeremy Bloxham, co-investigator on the Juno mission, will draw on his role in studying Jupiter’s magnetic field and discuss why learning about Jupiter is so relevant to understanding the early history of our solar system and the conditions in which Earth was born.

Lecture. Free and open to the public.

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2017 Nov 17

Harvard Freecycle

Repeats every month on the 19 of January, 1 times . Also includes Fri Mar 16 2018, Fri May 18 2018.
11:00am to 2:00pm

11:00am to 2:00pm
11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Lobby
Bring any and all surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment to the Lobby of 124 Mt. Auburn Street. Clothing, books, office supplies, kitchen goods, toys, baby supplies, tools, hardware and any thing else reusable is welcome here. Whether or not you donate, you are welcome to take anything you want for free. These Freecycles save money, reduce Harvard’s waste, and conserve the embodied natural resources and energy in manufactured goods.
2018 Mar 31

2017 Healthcare Reimbursement Program Deadline

(All day)

This program provides financial assistance for faculty and nonunion staff who earn up to $110,000 annually, and are faced with high medical costs.  Reimbursement is for in-network, out-of-pocket expenses above specific thresholds. Employees must be enrolled in a Harvard sponsored HMO, POS, or PPO plan. You may apply for reimbursement by completing the Reimbursement Program form and submitting supporting documentation and receipts. Learn more... Read more about 2017 Healthcare Reimbursement Program Deadline
2018 Mar 31

2017 Fitness Reimbursement and Bike Commuter Benefit Deadlines

(All day)

If you belonged to a health club or gym for at least four months during 2017 and are enrolled in either HUGHP or Harvard Pilgrim, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement of your health club membership fees. Both HUGHP and Harvard Pilgrim offer a Fitness Reimbursement Program that will reimburse you for up to $150 in membership fees for qualifying health clubs and gyms. You can apply by submitting your insurer’s Fitness Reimbursement Form. Learn more about each insurer’s program: (1) HUGHP...

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2018 Mar 15

Deadline for spending 2017 FSA funds

(All day)

If you have a Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account for 2017, all funds must be spent by March 15, 2018. Any unused funds will be forfeited. The deadline to submit 2017 FSA claims to Benefits Strategies is March 31, 2018.

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