Nature

2018 Nov 14

Origins of the Green Revolution: Hybrid Seeds, Hunger, and Mexico-India Cooperation

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

As a devastating famine gripped India and Pakistan in 1966, a cargo of hybrid wheat seeds from Mexico arrived one fateful day on India’s coast. The seeds were first planted across the Punjab region using new...

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2018 Oct 18

Quantum Tools to Explore the Universe…and Help Life on Earth

7:30pm

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60 Garden Street, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

At the Center for Astrophysics, we exploit quantum physics to advance the state-of-the-art in measurement and imaging, and then apply these tools to search for Earth-like planets around other stars and probe the nature, history, and fate of the Universe. Sometimes, these quantum tools can also be applied to down-to-Earth problems — ranging from health to navigation. 

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2018 Oct 21

Family Hike - Teddy Bears' Picnic

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join an Arboretum staff member to discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families. Come find new discoveries among the trees at the Arboretum as they take on their brilliant fall colors. What would Teddy Bears eat? Would you want to share their picnic? One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five through twelve. Meet in the Hunnewell Visitor Center...

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2018 Oct 16

Family Hike - Seeds with Wings

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Learn among the trees and discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families. Seeds can fly. Find out which ones do and how they do it. One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five through twelve. Meet in the Hunnewell Visitor Center.

Free, drop in, no registration required.

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2018 Oct 28

The First 25 Years: How the Arboretum Became the Arboretum

11:00am to 12:30pm

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Centre Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The Arnold Arboretum did not come into existence full-formed, but had a long adolescence before it (literally) blossomed at 50. Our first director, Charles Sargent, prepared a 50-year report in 1922, before the end of his own 54-year tenure. But, what about the first 25 years? We don't have a 25-year report, however, we do have photos and the engaging stories from that time.

Join our docent to hear those stories, as she takes you on a timeline...

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2018 Oct 27

Growing Woody Plants from Seeds

9:00am to 12:30pm

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Dana Greenhouse, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Learn about seed biology, embryo dormancy, and factors present in woody plant seeds. The class will focus on seed storage and various treatment techniques, including over-wintering and aftercare. Appropriate for those who have succeeded at growing some plants from seed and are ready for greater challenges. Post-class nurturing will be required. Fee $55 members; $68 non-members.

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2018 Oct 25

Peters Hill: The Other End of the Arboretum

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Peters Hill Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In autumn, the amazing view from the summit takes on a new tapestry of color, spreading out in the landscape below you. Learn the history of the land, along with information on the woody plants located here, like the collection of crabapples fruiting in many colors on the northern slope.

Free but registration requested.

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2018 Oct 21

Small Trees for Small Spaces

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building and Landscape, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Urban and suburban planting spaces are often constrained, often not ideal for accommodating a large oak, linden, or maple tree. But there are many smaller tree species that will thrive in a smaller space and won’t overwhelm the area. Some trees are cultivars that have been selected for their smaller size or narrow characteristics, while others are naturally genetically petite. Guided by the “right plant, right place” philosophy, Laura Mele...

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2018 Oct 12

An Artist’s Perspective: The Arboretum and Botanical Artist Regina Gardner Milan

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Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Regina Gardner Milan spent a year of discovery at the Arboretum. Botanical jewels of each season--early larches, spring blossoms, fall acorns, autumn leaves--are captured in her exquisite paintings. Nature holds a spellbinding allure to Milan, who finds that observing nature often produces scenes of larger-than-life beauty. The Arboretum's exhibition magnifies nature's productions, fully illuminating the elegance of plant life as small as a seed pod. This show captures the wonder of the Arboretum in those...

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2018 Oct 17

Here Come the Seeds: The Journey of a Seed from Collection to Propagation at the Arboretum

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Larz Anderson Bonsai & Penjing Collection, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Manager of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher, will discuss the Arnold Arboretum's propagule collection and documentation procedure. She will also display some of the different types of fruits, nuts, and seeds that are in the process of becoming the next generation of Arboretum plants. Seed showcased will be those collected during Tiffany's 2018 expedition to the Ozarks, as well as those collected on other institutional collecting trips.

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2018 Oct 13

Introduction to Birds and Birding

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Brendan Keegan, Gardener I, Arnold Arboretum

The Arboretum provides a home for over 100 bird species every year. This workshop will provide tips for identifying some of the most common species in our landscape, while also touching on topics such as basic bird anatomy, seasonal migration and common migrants, and...

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2018 Oct 12

Fifty Shades of Green: Tales from the Hothouse

7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Back by popular demand with more content! Terry Huang’s bawdy botanical review delves into the sex lives of plants, dramatically explaining the challenges of courtship and consummation for those rooted in place. Alluring suitors with a pungent rotten odor, promising nectar for the exchange of goods, or going at it alone, plants have evolved interesting strategies to ensure their continued existence. From mutualistic partnerships to deceit-filled...

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2018 Oct 02

How to Increase Bipartisan Leadership on Climate Change

12:00pm

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Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Join us for the next “Voices in Leadership” event of the fall semester, featuring Rep. Bob Inglis, former U.S. Representative for South Carolina. Rep. Inglis was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. In the fall of 2014, E&EI rebranded to become republicEn.org. republicEn is a growing grassroots community of over 5,000 Americans educating the country about free...

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2018 Oct 26

The Undiscovered

9:00am to 5:00pm

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

To paraphrase Louis Pasteur, sometimes luck favors the prepared mind, as when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin by noticing that mold growing accidentally in his lab seemed to kill bacteria. This 2018 Radcliffe Institute science symposium will focus on how scientists explore realities they cannot anticipate. Speakers from across the disciplines of modern science will present personal experiences and discuss how to train scientists, educators, and funders to foster the expertise and open-mindedness needed to reveal undiscovered aspects of the world around us.

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2018 Oct 27

Fabulous Fungus Fair

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—even in our own refrigerators. This is an opportunity to investigate museum collections and participate in hands-on activities led by Harvard students.

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