Since 1907, the scientists and students at Harvard Forest have explored the ways biological, physical, and human systems interact to change our earth.
Harvard Forest offers ecological training opportunities for students of all ages, academic researchers, and environmental professionals.
Harvard Forest builds bridges between scientists, decision makers, media professionals, and the general public to address complex ecological challenges.
Harvard Forest offers courses, internships, faculty research opportunities, and day visits and retreats for the Harvard community.
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The 12th annual Schoolyard Ecology Summer Institute for Teachers will be held at Harvard Forest on Thursday, August 20. All teachers of grades 4-12 are welcome to register. Read more > about Registration Open: Schoolyard Summer Institute for Teachers
We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2015-2016. Read more > about 2015-2016 Charles Bullard Fellows Announced
As soil microorganisms decompose plant and animal material, globally, they release 10 times more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than humans do. A warming climate and increased nitrogen pollution accelerate this process, triggering the release of even more greenhouse gases. Read more > about Study: Diverse Soil Community Key to Climate Protection
During her Bullard Fellowship at the Forest, journalist Lynda Mapes has been taking a long look at a single tree: a tagged, tracked, 100-year-old red oak. A new short film by Read more > about Film Shows the Story of Climate Change, Told By One Tree
For over a decade, K-12 teachers in the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program have been working with scientists to incorporate hands-on field science into their classrooms. This year, two of our 72 active teachers were honored at the Massachusetts State House for excellence in environmental education. Read more > about HF Schoolyard Ecology Teachers Earn Top Honors
Diana Tomback, Professor and Associate Chair of Integrative Biology at the University of Colorado-Denver, has had a unique, two-phase Bullard Fellowship. She spent the winter in HF researcher Andrew Richardson's lab on the main Harvard campus, learning new approaches to assessing the impacts of global change at the forest and global scale. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Diana Tomback and Foundation Species Loss
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