Let’s Get Buggy!

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Bees, bumblebees, and hover flies are clambering all over the flowers in July. Here’s a great opportunity to get a closer look at these fascinating and hardworking insects that benefit us all. We will have nets and bug boxes available to examine our pollinator friends! One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable […]

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Volunteer to be an Arnold Arboretum Field Study Guice

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

Make a difference volunteering as an Arnold Arboretum Field Study Guide. We will train you to lead science programs in our landscape with elementary school groups. Contact the Manager of Children’s Education at 617-384-5239 or email childrensed@arnarb.harvard.edu by August 19 for an interview for fall training. For more information go to: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/programs/fieldstudy_guides.html Training begins August […]

Braiding Sweetgrass: the teachings of plants

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Robin Wall Kimmerer , PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum Drawing on her life as an indigenous plant scientist, a teacher, a writer and a mother, Robin Wall Kimmerer will share ideas found in her award-winning book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge […]

$10 – $20

Returning the Gift: How do we reciprocate the gifts of the plants?

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Robin Wall Kimmerer, PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Location: Hunnewell Building Arnold Arboretum This workshop with Robin Wall Kimmerer, indigenous plant scientist and distinguished teacher, engages participants in exploring the material and cultural gifts of the plants, from ecosystem services, to food, medicine and lessons on how we […]

$40 – $60

Summer Solstice Ceremony

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

As we approach the summer solstice, how do we relate to the rhythms of morning and night, the seasons, the way that heat and cold and rain and dryness affect our bodies and spirits? How is the Earth dreaming and speaking to each of us? How can we bring more awareness to our relationship and […]

$15 – $35
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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Attend an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance travels through the Arnold Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a […]

$15 – $30

Volunteer Open House at the Arnold Arboretum: Share Nature with Children!

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

Share nature with children!  The Arnold Arboretum is recruiting volunteers to lead life science programs for Boston school groups. Fall training starts on August 30. Attend an open house on August 2 to learn more about this exciting opportunity.  Come to the Visitor Center at 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain 02130 from 10-11am.  If you are […]

Free

Flow Through with Maria Finkelmeier and the Kadence Ensemble

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

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. The musicians will mingle their music with Nakaya’s fog […]

Free

The Ethics of Species Conservation

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Rapid ecological change, and climate change in particular, poses challenges to traditional conservation paradigms and strategies. It has also led some conservationists to endorse novel conservation techniques, such as assisted colonization, gene drives and even de-extinction. This talk will explore the values and philosophies that underlie species conservation under conditions of rapid change. It will […]

$10.00

Finding Wild in the City

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers 1:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, April 16 2019 Location: Linden Path & North Woods  Visit the Arnold Arboretum and venture through the North Woods. Be on the lookout for the wild inhabitants. Use your explorer senses to spot things that normally go unseen. Develop your observation skills and be prepared to make discoveries […]

Free

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