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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Fall Color and Seed Dispersal

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
October 3, 2016

Fall Color and Seed Dispersal

teachers drop seeds

Boston Area Educators Investigate Leaf Color and Seed Dispersal The following comments were heard this past Saturday morning in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall: “A bird with outstretched wings somersaulting through the air.” “A twirling ballerina.” “It rotates while it revolves.” “A fairy fall.” No, this was not part of some elaborate circus performance. Instead, […]

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March 5 Monthly Exploration

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
January 23, 2016

March 5 Monthly Exploration

Spring bulbs

Is It Spring Yet? Searching for Signs of the New Season Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education and Ana Maria Caballero, Science Educator, Arnold Arboretum March 5, 9:00-11:00 am Location: Hunnewell Building and grounds pre-register There is a sleeping world outdoors ready to be discovered, observed, and enjoyed by all. This month we will search the landscape for early signs […]

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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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Arboretum hosts open house for educators

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
September 14, 2015

Arboretum hosts open house for educators

Arboretum for Educators Open House

Educators from Boston Public Schools came together on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 for an open house at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, an event highlighting the Arboretum as a unique resource for outdoor learning. Classroom teachers (K-12), along with science specialists, learned about the Arboretum’s Field Study Programs through activities and […]

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