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

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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

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 helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

A course at the Graduate School of Design takes students from the classroom into Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, where plants come to life for these landscape architects.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Feb. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  climate  arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university  arts-humanities  field-methods-and-living-collections  plant-blindness  deborah-blackwell  ecology  environments-sustainability  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  landscape-design  masters-in-design  rosetta-s-elkin  william-friedman

Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Jan. 16, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  climate  arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university  deborah-blackwell  environments-sustainability  andrew-groover  california-wildfires  living-laboratory  trees

Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Jan. 16, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  climate  arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university  deborah-blackwell  environments-sustainability  andrew-groover  california-wildfires  living-laboratory  trees

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

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