Nature

2020 Aug 17

Virtual Summer Science Week: Ins & Outs of Skeletons (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 21 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Investigate the ins and outs of skeletons through a virtual museum experience. Using observations of skulls, bones, and live animals, we will explore how animals use their skeletons for support, protection, and movement, and see how bones and fossils can help us solve ancient mysteries. Extend the fun at home with daily activities. A small packet of materials will be sent to your home upon registration.

Additional supplies needed: Thin cardboard-like poster board about 11" x 11" or two cardboard paper towel rolls, kitchen string, strong tape 3/4" wide or narrower (electrical...

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2020 Aug 03

Virtual Summer Science Week: Spineless Wonders (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 07 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Come explore the amazing world of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates, virtually, at the museum! During the live Zoom sessions, see a tarantula up close, help find millipedes, and listen to the hiss of a giant cockroach. Complete your own investigations at home as you learn how to collect and study creepy crawlies. A small packet of special collecting materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid and holes for insect collecting (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar);...

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2020 Jul 27

Virtual Summer Science Week: Ins & Outs of Skeletons (Session 1)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 31 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Investigate the ins and outs of skeletons through a virtual museum experience. Using observations of skulls, bones, and live animals, we will explore how animals use their skeletons for support, protection, and movement, and see how bones and fossils can help us solve ancient mysteries. Extend the fun at home with daily activities. A small packet of materials will be sent to your home upon registration.

Additional supplies needed: Thin cardboard-like poster board about 11" x 11" or two cardboard paper towel rolls, kitchen string, strong tape 3/4" wide or narrower (electrical...

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2020 Jul 20

Virtual Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 24 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Dig into Earth Science with this virtual museum experience. Explore volcanoes, crystals, and fossils! During the live Zoom sessions, experiment with “lava,” solve a sandy mystery, and see real museum specimens. Continue your investigations at home as you grow crystals, collect rocks, and make your own fossils! A small packet of special materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar), a handful of small rocks (will be used for an activity...

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2020 Jul 13

Virtual Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers (Session 1)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 17 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Dig into Earth Science with this virtual museum experience. Explore volcanoes, crystals, and fossils! During the live Zoom sessions, experiment with “lava,” solve a sandy mystery, and see real museum specimens. Continue your investigations at home as you grow crystals, collect rocks, and make your own fossils! A small packet of special materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar), a handful of small rocks (will be used for an activity...

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2020 Jun 22

Virtual Summer Science Week: Spineless Wonders (Session 1)

Repeats every weekday until Fri Jun 26 2020 .
9:30am

9:30am
9:30am
9:30am
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Come explore the amazing world of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates, virtually, at the museum! During the live Zoom sessions, see a tarantula up close, help find millipedes, and listen to the hiss of a giant cockroach. Complete your own investigations at home as you learn how to collect and study creepy crawlies. A small packet of special collecting materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid and holes for insect collecting (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar);...

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2020 Apr 01

Everyday Nature Tasks

Wed Apr 1 (All day) to Fri Jun 12 (All day)

The outdoors can be a powerful antidote to all the uncertainty and disruptions that we find ourselves living in at the moment. The Arnold Arboretum's Everyday Nature Tasks online calendar is filled with simple, varied, and open-ended nature activities for children of all ages, every day of the week!

Simply choose a date, follow the activity details and have fun. Then, share your discoveries on social media, and tag @ArnoldArboretum.

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2020 Apr 16

Virtual Viewing: The Landscape Art of Nancy Sableski

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Nancy Sableski, Arnold Arboretum Manager of Children’s Education, is also an artist who has been painting in the Arboretum since 1988, finding inspiration throughout the landscape. Join us for a virtual viewing of her work followed by a short discussion via the meeting app, Zoom.

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2020 Apr 07

Virtual Viewing: The Landscape Art of Nancy Sableski

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Nancy Sableski, Arnold Arboretum Manager of Children’s Education, is also an artist who has been painting in the Arboretum since 1988, finding inspiration throughout the landscape. Join us for a virtual viewing of her work followed by a short discussion via the meeting app, Zoom.

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2020 Mar 07

Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-Making

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

This year’s "cultivating women" symposium will highlight contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all and will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. Join the Arnold Arboretum for presentations from four dynamic women, each a leader in greening communities:

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2020 Feb 04

Volunteer Information Session

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Do you love the Arnold Arboretum? Are you looking for a way to get involved? Come to an informal meet-and-greet and learn about the Arboretum's volunteer opportunities. Representatives from volunteer groups will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Please call 617.384.5209 for additional information.

 

2020 Feb 16

Conifers in Winter

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Bussey St. Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Docent Robbie Apfel leads this winter walk in an exploration of the Arboretum's conifer collection. Beginning from the Bussey Street Gate, you will be introduced to the Arboretum's grand gymnosperms, learn the botany of conifers, and hear about Hemlock Hill's evolving ecosystem. This tour will also introduce you to native and non-native conifers in the winter landscape.

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2020 Feb 07

The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings

Fri Feb 7 (All day) to Fri May 1 (All day)

Location: 

Online Exhibition

On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled. He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the world. To Mullings, the Arboretum is its trees, as well as the myriad ways visitors enjoy them and this landscape.

Now revived in spirit and in creativity, Mullings brings to his exhibition the inspirational scenes he has captured along...

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2020 Feb 08

Opening Reception for The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Join the Arnold Arboretum for an opening reception for their newest exhibition, The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings.

On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled. He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the world. To Mullings, the Arboretum is its trees, as well as the myriad ways visitors enjoy them...

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2020 Feb 26

Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Dana Greenhouse Classroom, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime. Registrants will need to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release in order to participate in this class.

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