Expanding Our Reach Through Online Engagement
With the assistance of the Information Technology Department from the outset of the pandemic, the Arboretum’s Public Programs staff continued its robust plant-centered programming on digital platforms. For adults, virtual programs included interactions with Arboretum scientists and plant experts, and a series of lectures in concert with the Harvard Art Museums. For children, the Field Study Experiences programs transitioned to live virtual forums, reaching several thousand Boston Public School students. Image: at left, City of Boston Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, speaks as part of the 2022 Director’s Series lectures; in center, a student shares their nature drawings with educators as part of virtual programming with Boston Public Schools; at right, authors Rolf Diamant and Ethan Carr presented a program as part of celebrations of the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted.