Pencil, paper, and the Nature Journal Workshop

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
January 15, 2019

Pencil, paper, and the Nature Journal Workshop

Regina Gardner Milan

Last Saturday’s (January 12) frigid temperatures found eight young artists gathering indoors—to explore the outdoors—in a Nature Journal Workshop at the Arnold Arboretum with exhibiting artist Regina Gardner Milan. Participating students ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old encountered tables displaying collections of leaves, acorns, pods, shells, even a rodent skull, along with […]

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New Year’s elders

by Jonathan Damery
December 31, 2018

Chickadees call back the sun

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
December 19, 2018

Samaras in the sun

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 10, 2018

Samaras in the sun

Acer samaras

This past week has been an unbroken streak of sunshine and intense blue skies in Boston, with crisp cold temperatures—perfect for extended walks in the Arnold Arboretum. As I wandered in the Maple Collection, one tree took my breath away, an Amur maple, Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala (701-63*E), whose translucent membranous winged fruits (samaras) collectively […]

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Tree on the move

by Jonathan Damery
December 3, 2018

What is beautiful to you? Families build fairy houses.

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
November 28, 2018

Nothing gold can stay

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 10, 2018

Nothing gold can stay

Gold autumn foliage

So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay. These two wonderful lines from Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” (first published in 1923) have been constantly in mind this past week as I walked the Arboretum in the early morning and late afternoon, with the angle of the sun low, amidst the pure […]

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Cracking a shellbark case

by Jonathan Damery
October 30, 2018

Engineering fog collectors

by Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, Children’s Education Fellow
October 30, 2018

Engineering fog collectors

Family Drop in tent

Engineers solve problems. This past Sunday, during the final Fog x Kids Family Drop in event called Engineering Fog, children ages 8 and older put on their engineer hats to tackle a real-life problem: the limited access to clean drinking water experienced by many people on Earth, especially those living in desert and semi-arid areas, […]

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All the Arboretum’s a Stage for Macbeth

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
October 23, 2018

All the Arboretum’s a Stage for Macbeth

Fog x Macbeth

“Fair is foul and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air.” —Witches, Macbeth   On the evening of Sunday, October 21, Boston experienced something unique and exhilarating at the Arnold Arboretum: a performance of Macbeth—Fog x Macbeth—presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP). More than a thousand gathered on blankets, in beach chairs, […]

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