Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Through a Child’s Eye: Illustrations by Students from the Boston Teachers Union School

Strong observational skills are fundamental to every scientist. The Arnold Arboretum and the Boston Teachers Union School—a BPS pilot school—are engaged in a unique partnership to develop observational skills and foster a love of science in every student from kindergarten through fifth grade. Through hands-on work and experiments with plants and animals, Arboretum staff guide students to create accurate, vivid illustrations and describe what they see using rich vocabulary. This leads student scholars to ask questions, design experiments, do research, and learn important concepts in the life sciences. Works in this exhibition represent a range of ages, as well as the breadth of life science topics studied in the classroom, all seen through a child’s eye.  An exhibit of these works, Through a Child’s Eye, will open in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum on June 13, the opening reception will take place on Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30 – 7:30, and will run through September 1.