Teachers search for tree bark

by Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, Children’s Education Fellow
December 5, 2017

Teachers search for tree bark

Teacher examines paperbark maple

On Saturday, December 2, a group of Boston area teachers searched for trees whose bark resembled string cheese, camo pants, saggy socks, or peeling paint! They found seven son flower (Heptacodium miconioides 1549-80*B), Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia 8-43*A), purple European beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropunicea‘ 452-51*A), and paperbark maple  (Acer griseum 279-62*A), among many other examples of trees with interesting […]

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Bodenham Arboretum Forest School

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 1, 2017

Bodenham Arboretum Forest School

Bodenham Arboretum Forest School

Bodenham Arboretum Forest School Forest School at Bodenham Arboretum gives children freedom to enjoy the natural world in the way we would have done ourselves as children, within a safe and secure environment. Bespoke sessions and regular events give individuals, families, youth organizations, and educational establishments opportunities to learn, play, explore, and get close to […]

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Teachers Learn How Kids Experience the Arboretum

by Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, Children’s Education Fellow
November 21, 2017

Teachers Learn How Kids Experience the Arboretum

BU students

“Although I grew up being exposed to nature a lot, I’ve always been told that I shouldn’t touch, smell or even get too close to things we aren’t familiar with. The experience in the Arboretum has brought my curiosity for nature back…”  Megan, Boston University student   “These trips have opened my eyes to all of […]

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Planting Deeper

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 3, 2017

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 6, 2017

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 11, 1991 Volunteers are essential to the Arboretum’s educational mission of fostering knowledge and appreciation of life science and the natural world. We offer a variety of great opportunities interact with the living […]

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Simmons Interns In The Archives

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 20, 2016

Simmons Interns In The Archives

Lilac Sunday collection

For many years, the library has been very lucky to have a number of Simmons students from the School of Library and Information Sciences come intern with us. Students are placed at the Arboretum through their introductory archive classes, where they must finish a number of hours to receive course credit. Multiple projects have been […]

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Head Start families share autumn fun

by Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, Children’s Education Fellow
October 19, 2015

Head Start families share autumn fun

Head Start Family StoryWalk

This past Saturday, October 17, marked the 8th Annual Head Start Family Day at the Arnold Arboretum. The Arboretum has been hosting preschool children and their families for a morning of outdoor exploration, literacy, and fellowship since the Head Start Initiative began in 2007. This year’s highlight, led by Children’s Programs volunteers, was a StoryWalk™ […]

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