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1927 Map of the Arboretum

Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

Summer Institute teachers gather data from research plots in the Central Woods. Jeff Blackwell
Summer Institute teachers gather data from research plots in the Central Woods.

The Arboretum provides opportunities for educators to learn about specific, hands-on life science topics that complement science and literacy curriculum in the Boston Public Schools:

The Arboretum for Educators Monthly Explorations

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a 2 1/2-hour outdoor/indoor investigation of seasonal natural phenomena and hands-on life science activities.  View 2019-2020 topics [pdf]

The Arnold Arboretum Summer Institute

Teachers from the Boston Public Schools and other area systems gather at the Arboretum for an intensive four day seminar held in August. Guest lecturers provide content, and education staff provide context using the outdoors.  One hundred percent of last year’s attendees would recommend this Institute to fellow educators.