Expeditions app puts Arnold Arboretum in the palm of your hand

The Arnold Arboretum’s new Expeditions Mobile App gives visitors an interactive experience with audio, text, and imagery — all in the palms of their hands.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology app deborah-blackwell arnold-arboretum expeditions expeditions-mobile-app hunnewell-visitor-center

Was Charles Darwin first? Kind of depends

Charles Darwin’s work arose in an era where many were thinking about the source of nature’s variety.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  evolution  william-friedman  arnold-arboretum  harvard-museum-of-natural-history  alvin-powell  evolution-matters  charles-darwin  harvard-museums-of-science-and-culture

Panama expedition reveals how species persevere under climate change

Two graduate students from Arnold Arboretum have created the Mamoní Valley Preserve Natural History Project, an ongoing series of student-led field expeditions designed to increase our understanding of how biodiversity can persevere in the face of climate change, deforestation, and human disturbance.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Feb. 12, 2020 ~12 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  deborah-blackwell  environments-sustainability  arnold-arboretum  ben-goulet-scott  ferns  jacob-suissa  jon-hamilton  mamoni-valley-preserve-natural-history  panama

Arnold Arboretum uses new research and a moth to fight an invasive species

Scientists at the Arnold Arboretum are employing a species of predator moth to fight the invasive swallow-wort vine.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Aug. 29, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  arnold-arboretum  andrew-gapinski  biocontrol  defoliating-moth  hypena-moth  hypena-opulenta  natural-predator  swallow-wort  university-of-rhode-island  vincetoxicum-nigrum  vincetoxicum-rossicum

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, local firms partner on compost program

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum partners with local businesses on environmentally responsible composting program.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
July 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  william-ned-friedman  deborah-blackwell  arnold-arboretum  health-medicine  andrew-gapinski  compost  composting-initiative  conor-guidarelli  nicholas-walther  recreo-coffee  turtle-swamp-brewing  wes-kalloch

Arboretum gets solar boost with massive Harvard sustainability initiative

The Weld Hill Solar Project, currently underway, is the Arnold Arboretum’s third and largest solar project and Harvard’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date, with nearly 1,300 solar panels powering a 45,000-square-foot science laboratory and teaching facility in Roslindale.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
April 24, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  sustainability  environments-sustainability  william-friedman  arnold-arboretum  benjamin-cumbie  carbon-free-boston  christopher-cook  climate-action-plan  derek-brain  earth-week  environmental  green-campus  harvards-green-revolving-fund  harvards-office-for-sustainability  heather-hendrickson  katie-lapp  longfellow-area-neighborhood-association  massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources  matt-omalley  ned-friedman  rob-orthman  solar-massachusetts-renewable-target  solworks-energy  weld-hill  weld-hill-research-and-education-building  weld-hill-solar-project

Arboretum goes solar in massive Harvard sustainability initiative

The Weld Hill Solar Project, currently underway, is the Arnold Arboretum’s third and largest solar project and Harvard’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date, with nearly 1,300 solar panels powering a 45,000-square-foot science laboratory and teaching facility in Roslindale.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
April 24, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  sustainability  william-friedman  arnold-arboretum  benjamin-cumbie  carbon-free-boston  christopher-cook  climate-action-plan  derek-brain  earth-week  environmental  green-campus  harvards-green-revolving-fund  harvards-office-for-sustainability  heather-hendrickson  katie-lapp  longfellow-area-neighborhood-association  massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources  matt-omalley  ned-friedman  rob-orthman  solar-massachusetts-renewable-target  solworks-energy  weld-hill  weld-hill-research-and-education-building  weld-hill-solar-project

Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Novelist Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” features trees as key characters in an entwined tale of human life and our impact on the natural world. He will speak at the Arnold Arboretum and the Mahindra Humanities Center later this month.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 20, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  sustainability  william-friedman  arnold-arboretum  alvin-powell  trees  the-overstory  mahindra-humanities-center  old-growth  richard-powers  terry-tempest-williams

Composer performs with birds to make his own kind of music

Composer David Rothenberg ’84 will bring the sounds of outdoors inside for a demonstration and discussion that features his unique ability to perform with nature.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Nov. 15, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  deborah-blackwell  what-nature-sounds-are-music  arnold-arboretum  david-rothenberg

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum attracts ‘Little Women’ with Meryl Streep

Columbia Pictures transforms Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum into a Paris park as it films the American classic “Little Women.”

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Nov. 1, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  william-ned-friedman  arts-humanities  arnold-arboretum  little-women  columbia-pictures  frederick-law-olmsted  louisa-may-alcott  meryl-streep

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