As a research and education arm of Harvard University and through its partnership with the Boston Park System, the Arnold Arboretum is strongly committed to offering lifetime learning opportunities to the public. To provide leadership in this arena, the Arboretum is pleased to announce that Daphne Minner has joined the staff as director of public programs.

“One of the great benefits of the Arboretum’s 131-year partnership between the city of Boston and Harvard University is the opportunity to provide deeply meaningful outreach to the Boston area,” said Arboretum Director and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology William (Ned) Friedman. “From Head Start programs, through K-12 STEM education initiatives, and adult and visitor education for lifetime learning, sharing the Arboretum’s resources is an essential part of our mission, and we are thrilled to have Daphne join us to increase the scope and impact of these efforts. With her impressive history of leadership in science education, and her passion for natural history and biodiversity, she is uniquely prepared to help us share our world-class landscape and collections with the public in innovative ways.”

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