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Schoolyard Ecology Summer Institute for Educators: August 22-23

June 27, 2023
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Photo shows Schoolyard Ecology instructors examining a plant

Come join us this summer to train on a Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology project or dive deep into utilizing our Witness Tree project to enhance climate learning in your classroom!

Register here!

Day 1 - Tuesday, August 22nd: Project Training deep dives (Choose 1)

  • Hemlock Wooley Adelgid Invasive Species Monitoring Study
  • Our Changing Forests Study
  • Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming Phenology Study 

Day 2 - Wednesday, August 23rd: The Witness Tree Project

  • Come learn how to incorporate data from the Harvard Forest Witness Tree into your classroom with a suite of lessons written by Dr. Elisa Margarita, Math for America Master Teacher and a new classroom tool build by Harvard graduate students.


  • Day 1: $50 (includes supplies, year round coaching and support, set up assistance, and additional trainings and workshops in future years)--payment by PO, check, or credit card by phone
  • Day 2: Free


  • 9 am-3:30 pm each day
  • All workshops at the Fisher Museum, 324 N. Main Street, Petersham, MA
  • Bring your own bagged lunch
  • Optional additional trail walks each day
  • Dress for spending time outside
  • Overnight accommodations available for folks traveling long distances

Reach out with questions to Katharine Hinkle (

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