The Harvard Museum of Natural History announces the renovation and remodeling of their signature gallery exhibiting the internationally-acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, popularly called the Glass Flowers.
The Glass Flowers gallery, which first opened in April 1893, has been closed to the public since late November. The Glass Flowers were commissioned in 1886 by what >>
Primatologist Frans de Waal has written a groundbreaking work that makes us rethink everything we know about animals. Based on research on species ranging from crows to elephants, he will reveal how intelligent animals really are and how much we underestimate their abilities. Vicki Croke, New York Times bestselling author of Elephant Company, will moderate a discussion with de Waal.
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Students will create artist books inspired by the exhibition, N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord, bringing their books to life! By experimenting with bookbinding and working collaboratively, students will find new, meaningful ways to make connections between art and literature with Instructor Sarah Fagan.
$90, $30 materials fee (includes Museum admission). Class is designed for ages 9-14. >>
Lunch & Learn Lecture series Featuring Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot speaking on her book The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is the Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education at Harvard University, where she has been on faculty since 1972. Educator, researcher, author, and public >>
The Museum's newest temporary exhibition, Spiders Alive!, invites you to explore the rich diversity of spiders and examine their anatomy, evolutionary history, and signature traits through live creatures, intriguing videos, and larger-than-life models! Encounter an array of species — from the goliath bird eater to the desert hairy scorpion — and learn how scientists aim to protect global >>
Even within our own solar system, new discoveries are constantly changing our view of space. Join Matthew Holman, PhD, of Harvard University as he explores how faint outer solar system objects are found, flies along with the New Horizons mission, and discusses the future of solar system surveys.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 am, Thursday, May 12 (Tuesday, May 10 for Museum members).
Humans have been engineering living systems for decades in a variety of ways, using agricultural breeding and genetic engineering. Synthetic biology is an emerging science that builds on these developments and is focused on understanding, redesigning, and constructing new biological systems in even more controlled and precise ways. Synthetic biology provides potential biology-based solutions to >>
The work of Robert McCloskey, the writer and illustrator whose classic children’s books captivated generations, will be featured in Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey this summer at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of McCloskey’s most famous and enduring tale, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle’s retrospective will include >>
Follow the footsteps of writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau! Join a guided walk from Emerson's house to Fairyland Pond in the Walden Woods. Enjoy the landscape and learn about the friendship of two notable observers of nature. Meet at the Concord Museum.
Free and open to the public. Reserve a space online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216. Cosponsored with the Mass. Department of >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!