An expedition at the Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
June 30, 2020

“Gathering Historias” reveals deep-rooted connections to nature and community

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 28, 2020

“Gathering Historias” revela conexiones profundas con la naturaleza y la comunidad

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 28, 2020

“Gathering Historias” revela conexiones profundas con la naturaleza y la comunidad

Gathering Historias - Alejita Alvaracin by Steven Fisher

Deborah Blackwell, Comunicaciones del Arnold Arboretum [Read story in English] Steven Salido Fisher está realizando un trabajo venerable simplemente al escuchar las historias que las personas comparten desde sus corazones. El estudiante de la Escuela de Teología de Harvard (HDS, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando en una misión para darle una voz elevada […]

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How plants adapt to climate change

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 21, 2020

How plants adapt to climate change

Al Kovaleski clips one-year-old growth from a red maple tree

Researchers at Arboretum studying maple trees and ‘cold hardiness’ Q&A with Arboretum scientists Jake Grossman and Al Kovaleski on climate change and what it means for maple trees By Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist   This year’s dramatically fluctuating temperature cycles from seasonably cold days to atypically warm stretches and back again has affected […]

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Going where the diversity is

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
February 12, 2020

When the Trees Become the Teacher

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
January 15, 2020

When the Trees Become the Teacher

Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist at the Arnold Arboretum, holds needles from an eastern white pine in the Central Woods of the Arnold Arboretum for Boston Day and Evening Academy student Andres Lerner to smell during observational fieldwork for a special outdoor biology class held there in December. Image by Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard University.

As David Mays walked through the snow-covered Central Woods at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University last month with one thing on his mind: saving the planet and the species that live on it. As he passed red oaks and eastern white pines, smelling the needles and touching the bark from around the temperate world, […]

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Little Women Day Scavenger Hunt reveals history

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
December 16, 2019

Hopkins receives grant to study how plants choose mates

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
December 13, 2019

Hopkins receives grant to study how plants choose mates

Robin Hopkins

This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard. Hopkins, […]

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Chinese botanists hit trail with Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 20, 2019

Chinese botanists hit trail with Arboretum

Holcomb Creek Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest in Rabun County, Georgia.

In a historic collaboration, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University welcomed Chinese botanists from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) on a joint expedition to the Appalachian Mountains to collect seed from North American plants to grow in scientific plant collections in China. Harvard Gazette»

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Arboretum shares nature learning with kids for 35 years

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 22, 2019

Arboretum shares nature learning with kids for 35 years

Field Study Experience visit to North Woods

Thirty-five years ago, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University began offering free programs for elementary school students called Field Study Experiences (FSE), opening the gates of nature and science to thousands of Boston Public School (BPS) children. The initiative—launched in 1984 with a request from the Boston schools to local museums to help enhance the […]

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