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8:00 am-5:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

BisNow: Building a Sustainable Boston: Carbon Footprint, BERDO 2.0 & Emerging Green Technology

Chief Sustainability Officer
Heather Henriksen
Sustainable Building

Hear from Harvard Chief Sustainability Officer Heather Henriksen as she speaks on a panel about partnerships and sustainable building at Bisnow’s “Building a Sustainable Boston: Carbon Footprint, BERDO 2.0 & Emerging Green Technology.”



6:00 pm-7:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

India: An Amphibian Hotspot

Harvard Museums

In this talk, S. D. Biju will discuss his thirty years of research on the frogs of India and Asia and highlight the key role that scientists play in the conservation of species. After the lecture, visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History to see an exhibit of S. D. Biju’s frog photographs, and join ArtsThursdays—a free event featuring art-making activities and a cash bar.



12:00 pm-1:00 pm GMT+0000

Community Event

Meet Your Bees Workshop

Harvard Real Estate

Experience a day in the life of a beekeeper by opening and inspeting our buzzing Smith Campus Center hive! You’ll be invited to:

Touch, smell and taste the hive’s different products
See worker bees doing what they do best (working!)
Possibly meet the one and only, her Majest the Queen Bee
Brought to you by Harvard Common Spaces, the Office for Sustainability and Harvard Real Estate, this event will take place in Smith Campus Center Glass Box, on the 10th floor of the building. Just use your Harvard ID to reach the 10th floor with the elevators.



4:00 pm-5:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

Farming the Future: Livestock’s Leap to Net Zero

Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Ermias Kebreab, world-renowned animal scientist and chair of the United Nations Technical Working Group on Feed Additives, will explore methane mitigation strategies that emphasize both global and region-specific targets for addressing the climate crisis. He will also discuss cutting-edge advances in livestock science, with a focus on genetic selection, microbial engineering, and early-life interventions.