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June 2015

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Registration Open: Schoolyard Summer Institute for Teachers

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. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

2015-2016 Charles Bullard Fellows Announced

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2015-2016.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Study: Diverse Soil Community Key to Climate Protection

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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Film Shows the Story of Climate Change, Told By One Tree

Witness Tree by Lynda Mapes

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 

Monday, June 1, 2015

HF Schoolyard Ecology Teachers Earn Top Honors

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.