Contribute to the Annual Fund

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Contribute to the Annual Fund

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Contribute to the Annual Fund

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Contribute to the Annual Fund

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Pioneering plant exploration and collection

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 24, 2019

Pioneering plant exploration and collection

Dig deeper plant exploration

Through nearly 150 years of plant exploration, the Arnold Arboretum has assembled its world-renowned living collections. Responding to global change and habitat destruction, the Arboretum is building on its historical legacy by accelerating efforts to collect, preserve, and study biodiversity through the Campaign for the Living Collections. This year, Arboretum staff journeyed to Japan in […]

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Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 4, 2019

Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

Ned Friedman at P4K

William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, is among the featured guests and plenary lecturers at The Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival in San Sebastián, Spain. Professor Friedman delivered a lecture entitled “Who dicovered evolution” at the collective celebration of learning and curiosity, […]

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Boosting Life Science Education for Public Schools

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 27, 2019

Boosting Life Science Education for Public Schools

School Programs Dig Deeper

In October, students from around Boston return to our landscape as our fall school programs begin. For over three decades, the Arnold Arboretum has offered free science programs for pre-school and elementary students from Greater Boston’s public schools as a part of our educational mission. Our Field Studies Experiences emphasize inquiry and hands-on learning with […]

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Championing sustainability and renewable energy

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 11, 2019

Championing sustainability and renewable energy

Sustainability Dig Deeper

Embodying a unique partnership between Harvard University and the City of Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is committed to helping both entities build resiliency in the face of climate change and reach carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Projects toward this goal over the past decade have included modernizing upgrades at the Hunnewell Building and Dana […]

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Bridging the West and East to Preserve Biodiversity

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 22, 2019

Bridging the West and East to Preserve Biodiversity

Asia Dig Deeper

The importance of Asia’s plant diversity and its relationship to the flora of North America has been a focus of the Arboretum from the beginning. The pioneering theories of disjunction by Harvard botanist Asa Gray were championed by Founding Director Charles Sprague Sargent, who launched the Arboretum’s historic work in botanical exploration by contracting William […]

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Community connection for science and nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 1, 2019

Community connection for science and nature

Public Programs Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre museum of living plants, and summer is the perfect time to explore. From learning about important topics in classes and lectures, to engaging volunteer programs that build knowledge and community, to opportunities that promote health and well being outdoors: the Arboretum strives to cultivate a deeper appreciation of nature […]

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