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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Summer Institute 2016: Plants in the Web of Life

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
September 1, 2016

Summer Institute 2016: Plants in the Web of Life

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The Arnold Arboretum Summer Institute 2016: Plants in the Web of Life From August 22-24, the Arboretum held a unique workshop for educators – the first of its kind. Various Boston Public School teachers and specialists ranging from Pre-K through Grade 8 participated in an intensive 3-day seminar on botany and plant evolution at the Arnold […]

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Teachers Explore the Ponds

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
May 11, 2016

Teachers Explore the Ponds

Casting plankton net

On a cold, but not rainy, Saturday morning, Boston Public School educators gathered at the ponds to explore life in and around freshwater ecosystems. Armed with plankton nets, plastic containers, jelly jars, sieves and field guides, teachers made amazing discoveries. Here’s a partial list of the macro-invertebrates collected: damselfly nymphs (two kinds), pond snail, scud […]

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