Teachers Learn How Kids Experience the Arboretum

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
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 the […]

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Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 6, 2017

Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms

shitake mushroom

Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture 1 Session: Sunday, April 9, 10:00am–Noon Location: Hunnewell Building Garage Rachel Brinkman has been growing mushrooms for several years at the Arnold Arboretum and in the past has worked with Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension, teaching woodlot owners how they can farm their own gourmet mushrooms. […]

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Introducing young teachers to the outdoor classroom

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
November 22, 2016

Introducing young teachers to the outdoor classroom

Students explore North Woods

Each spring and fall, the Field Study Experiences utilizes the Arnold Arboretum’s North Woods as the ideal classroom for kids to experience the natural world. With volunteer guides, students venture into a small forest, overturn rotting logs, and observe soil-dwelling organisms with bug boxes and probes. The North Woods functions as an equally effective classroom […]

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