‘Gathering Historias’ Reveals Deep-Rooted Connections to Nature and Community

Steven Salido Fisher is doing sacred work simply by listening to people as they share the stories in their hearts. The Harvard Divinity School (HDS) student is building on a mission to give people in the local Hispanic community an elevated voice about the natural environment. His project, “Gathering Historias” is documenting, in their native language, their experiences with nature including the historic green space of The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. “Many people I have talked to really see their time outdoors, in the natural environment, as a time of restoration, in a place of sanctuary, and even talk about people they love through times shared outdoors” Fisher, a former student chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital, said. “‘Gathering Historias’ shares those narratives about the changing social and cultural meaning of an outdoor experience within an increasingly-diverse Boston area.”

Fisher has bicultural roots helping him understand social resilience and belonging.

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Botany Club | April vacation drop-off program for teens

Botany Club is an April school vacation program for teens ages 12-15 that encourages the scientific study of plants. Youth will study plant parts and functions, make models of plant structures, perform flower dissections, experiment with photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, and learn a bit about plant classification. Have fun with outdoor and indoor sessions while learning more about the world of plants! For teens ages 12-15

Tues – Fri, April 21-24; 12:30 – 4:30pm

Meet at Main Gate of the Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway

Rain or shine, come dressed appropriately for outdoor exploration

$50.00 registration, scholarship available upon request

Contact for Information:  Ana Maria Caballero, 617-384-9032

Link:  bit.ly/Botany_Club