Green Team explores green jobs

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
July 29, 2019

Green Team explores green jobs

Bob Ervin with Green Team

Recently the Arnold Arboretum hosted fifteen youths and two program leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team Summer Program. Operated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy with support from Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, the program employs Boston resident teens (ages 15-18) who work 25 hours per week for six weeks involving park […]

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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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A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 10, 2018

A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

Culture Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum represents a vital cultural resource for Boston and New England, both as a historical landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and as a center for the study and appreciation of our natural heritage. Through outreach programs for adults and childen alike, the Arboretum inspires the public to engage with the Arboretum’s collections […]

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Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 29, 2018

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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Summer Institute Participants Build a Plant From Bottom to Top

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
August 31, 2017

Summer Institute Participants Build a Plant From Bottom to Top

Teachers Mimic Tree Architecture

How is a tree put together and how does it grow? How do plants build cells out of thin air? How do those cells build discrete structures with specific functions? From August 21-24, 2017, twenty teachers of grades Pre-K through six, many of them classroom teachers and/or art, media, and several science specialists, came together […]

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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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Celebrating Women in Science

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 20, 2017

Celebrating Women in Science

wild collecting women

At the Arnold Arboretum, we strive every day to embody our core values. A strong commitment to social and economic justice drives our public outreach, from offering enrichment programs for Boston schoolchildren and free admission for all to providing equal opportunities for women to succeed in science. This Women’s History Month, we honor some of […]

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Educating Outside the Lines

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 30, 2017

Educating Outside the Lines

Educating Outside the Lines

Educating Outside the Lines: Bard College at Simon’s Rock on a New Pedagogy for the Twenty-First Century edited by Nancy Yanoshak Founded in 1966, and premised on the idea that motivated sixteen-year-olds are capable of college work, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is an educational experiment from the sixties that has endured and prospered. Educating […]

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Habla Español? Check out Director William (Ned) Friedman’s take on the importance of protecting and preserving plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 30, 2016

Boston Educators Explore All Things Birds

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
November 12, 2015

Boston Educators Explore All Things Birds

Arboretum educators bird watching

On Saturday, November 7, Boston educators spent the morning exploring birds and beaks. Longtime volunteer Bob Mayer led teachers on a walk around the Arboretum, explaining how to recognize birds by their shape, coloring, and size. He also shared tips on how to use environmental clues and bird behavior to help identify the bird species. […]

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