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Pamela Thompson


October 2018

What’s Going On in This Graph?

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Graphs can go a long way in conveying information that might otherwise take several paragraphs to explain. But it is easy to misread or not fully understand the content and context. In this participatory program, we will decipher several graphs based on data from Arnold Arboretum curators and scientists. We will also look at the data and decide whether the data are well-represented and convey the story intended. If reading graphs is intriguing but challenging for you, come gain more…

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Growing Woody Plants from Seeds

October 27 @ 9:00 am
Arnold Arboretum, Dana Greenhouse, 1050 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Learn about seed biology, embryo dormancy, and factors present in woody plant seeds with Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran. The class will focus on seed storage and various treatment techniques, including over-wintering and aftercare. Dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning as participants will collect seeds from the Arboretum’s Living Collections. Appropriate for those who have succeeded at growing some plants from seed and are ready for greater challenges. Post-class nurturing will be required. Fee for all materials is included…

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Fog x Kids Family Drop In: Engineering in the Fog

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Visitor’s Center, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States
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At the Arnold Arboretum's own Fog x Hill, you can join us as we celebrate the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Fog x FLO by artist Fujiko Nakaya. On October 28th, you will be able to make your own glasses to create your up close and personal Fog! One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages eight and up. Meet on the Hunnewell Building lawn to the south of the building. Free, drop in, no registration required.…

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November 2018

Introduction to Bonsai

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Bonsai is the ancient Japanese method of growing and caring for a tree whose growth is restricted by the size of the shallow pot in which it is planted and by the pruning of its branches and roots. In this class, Glen Lord, who consults for the Arnold Arboretum’s bonsai (Japanese) and penjing (Chinese) collection of dwarf potted plants, will speak first about the history of bonsai. He will then demonstrate the methods employed in creating and caring for a…

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