The Arboretum for Educators
Content and methods for teaching science outdoors
Next Workshop:
What are Roots?
Saturday, May 7
New Location: Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
This month, we will conduct simple field experiments to analyze different soil types and investigate the plants growing in various soil profiles. Come prepared for hands-on work that you can easily do with your own students using school playgrounds and fields. 
Due to current COVID restrictions, all participants need to wear a mask indoors. No food or drink are allowed in the lecture hall.
Announcing the 2022 Summer Institute:
Science is... For Me
August 15-18
Free, lunch included
For Teachers in Grades K-12
Join the Arnold Arboretum for a series of morning walks, lunchtime talks, and afternoon workshops on a variety of scientific subjects aimed at invigorating the mind and soul of teachers from Boston area public schools. Each day highlights topics and activities that can be adapted for students of all ages. Let us say “thank you” for keeping science alive. Let us help your students believe that Science is for Me.

Topics include:
  • Science is… Thought-provoking: Evolution and Climate Change
  • Science is… Transformational: Carbon Capture and Science Communication
  • Science is… Agency: Inspiring Youth Activism
  • Science is… Interconnected: Science in the Field
Boston University Outdoor Education Panel:
Outdoor Nature-Based Education for Young Children Webinar
April 26, via Zoom
This session will present the benefits of outdoor nature-based education for young children. Panelists—including Arboretum Outdoor Educator Ana Maria Caballero—will highlight the work they are doing in this field with young children and educators in the greater Boston area. The panel will share strategies for helping young children develop observation skills through talk and drawing and will share connections between outdoor experiences and curriculum domains such as science, math, and literacy in order to find room in the overscheduled day.
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