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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Arnold Arboretum Weld Hill Solar Project feted by City, Harvard officials

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 9, 2019

Using art to inspire action

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
September 25, 2019

A flip of the switch to mitigate climate change

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

A flip of the switch to mitigate climate change

Weld Hill Solar Dedication

At a “switch-throwing” ceremony at the Weld Hill Research and Education Building, officials from Harvard University, the city of Boston, and the greater community celebrated the completion of the Arboretum’s newest and largest renewable energy project and the push for carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

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Fighting flora with fauna

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
August 29, 2019