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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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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Arboretum Values: Collect, Share, Study, Steward

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 12, 2016

Arboretum Values: Collect, Share, Study, Steward

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As all of you who graciously read my Posts know, I truly love the Arnold Arboretum. It is a deeply important part of my life. That said, we are living in unsettling times, and I have been thinking hard about the interrelated questions, “what does the Arnold Arboretum stand for, and what does it mean to the […]

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Natural History Museum Data Portal

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 30, 2016

Natural History Museum Data Portal

Natural History Museum Data Portal

Natural History Museum Data Portal The Natural History Museum [London, England] has developed its Data Portal, a one-stop access point for digital information about its 80 million natural history specimens. The Data Portal is open to anyone to browse, download and reuse the Museum’s collection data for their own research. that gives everyone in the […]

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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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Girls in STEM visit the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 18, 2015

Girls in STEM visit the Arboretum

Although women represent nearly half of the country’s work force, they make up only a quarter of workers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The topic has come to national attention recently, as the US Department of Labor expects that there will be 1.2 million job openings in STEM related fields by 2018, […]

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Arboretum and Boston Teachers Union School partner for science education

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 15, 2012

Arboretum and Boston Teachers Union School partner for science education

Students from the Boston's Teachers Union School

Ask any scientist where their vocational path began, and you’re likely to hear childhood stories of exploring neighborhood woodlands or hunting for insects at night. In contemporary urban environments, contact with the natural world can prove more elusive both in and out of the classroom. With this in mind, the Arboretum began sending educators into […]

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