21 30 Sep
9 am–5 pm

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Two stories will be posted for families to enjoy. Spring after Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement, by Stephanie Roth Sisson Katie...

21 30 Sep
9 am–5 pm

Have a seat on one of our Dia-logs and strike up a climate conversation. We’ll provide discussion prompts and facts. You take it from there to share your thoughts and hear those of others. Are you hopeful or fearful? Paralyzed by negative news or motivated to change how you live? Our Dia-logs...

24 Sep
6:30–8 pm

Douglas Zook, PhD, Global Ecologist, Science Educator, and Director of the Global Ecology Education Initiative The discipline of Global Ecology leads us to realize that a sustainable, viable Home for us and all other species can only be restored by living a new ethic that keeps biosphere health...

26 Sep
5:45–6:45 pm

Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator, and Brendan Keegan, Gardener; Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University The Weld Hill Solar Project represents the Arnold Arboretum’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date. Join Danny Schissler to learn about this extensive photovoltaic system and...

28 Sep
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Susan Israel, AIA, LEED AP, President and Founder, Climate Creatives What will motivate you to do more about the climate crisis? Perhaps something fun and visible? What is preventing you from acting? Maybe fear, and lack of belief that your actions matter? Susan Israel founded Climate Creatives to...

28 Sep 6 Oct
1–3 pm

Using the Arboretum as both source and inspiration for her enhanced botanical art, Steffanie Schwam prints plants on paper or fabric. Her processing technique includes layering to produce images of leaves and flowers in two dimensions with detailed depth and texture. Schwam’s exhibition...

28 Sep
2–3:30 pm

Esther Miller, Arboretum Docent Learn how scientists from around the world come to use the trees and shrubs in the Arboretum landscape to study climate change effects and other lessons in plant behavior.

29 Sep
11 am–12:30 pm

Invasive plants are a real concern in our parks, gardens and public places. See examples in the Arnold Arboretum landscape and gain a better understanding of this issue.

29 Sep
1–3 pm

Join us for tours, family activities, and festivities in the rose family (Rosaceae) collection. This diverse family includes more than four thousand species. If you ate fruit today, you likely consumed a member of the rose family. Many of these plants are of great significance to the global...