Paulson Initiative Events come in all forms: performances, celebrations, workshops, walks, and more!
Art Outdoors! Paulson Fall Break Events
Join the Paulson Initiative for two Art Outdoors! events during fall break! RSVP is required:
Wednesday, October 21: make your own mini bouquet using unexpected natural material gathered from the campus’ fall foliage Make one for yourself or for a friend! Event will take place at Paramecium Pond. Limited space. RSVP is required:
Thursday, October 22: Nature Journaling: Sketch what you see. Write what you feel. Interested in writing, drawing, and observing the nature of Wellesley’s beautiful campus? Well, you can do all three! Art supplies will be provided. Limited space. RSVP is required. Sign up with a friend!
If you need accommodations due to a disability or health related need in order to participate in this event please contact Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services - firstname.lastname@example.org; (781) 283-2434.
Past Campus Events
This Earth Week is different than we had planned, but there are many ways to support a sustainable and regenerative planet from wherever you are on the Earth.
Learn more about small actions you can take all month at the 50 actions for 50 years campaign, a collaboration of the Paulson Initiative, Office of Sustainability, and Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, inspired by actions at colleges throughout the Northeast this Earth Month. Find out what we're doing on our Instagram page!
This Earth Week: Discover the Animals and Plants Who Live Near Your Home!
Join the City Nature Challenge!
It's easy! Just follow the steps below:
- Get the iNaturalist app and sign up for an account
- Take photos of nature all around you, in your house, in your yard, in your neighborhood (#staysafe!)
- Upload photos to iNaturalist and try to identifiy what you found with help from the app and a giant network of naturalists -
Here are some other resources:
- City Nature Challenge website
- More information and resources on finding nature around where you live
- Printable with basic instructions for participating in this nature celebration
- Link to iNaturalist "getting started" page
This Earth Week, Support a Sustainable Food System
There are many ways to support a sustainable food system from home, including regrowing food from kitchen scraps and starting a home compost program. If you are able, you can also support pollinators by planting pollinator friendly plants in your yard or supporting bee habitat (as simple as leaving a pile of sticks or not raking away leaves).
The Ecological Landscape Alliance also provides fascinating information about plants and pollination in this (Virtual) Walk in the Garden with Rebecca McMackin
Past Public Events
Oct 25, 2019, 12:45–2 PM
Sep 13, 2019, 3–5 PM
Sep 13, 2019–Sep 14, 2019Fatimah Tuggar Symposium: Time and Technology
This multiday symposium brings together scholars, artists, technologists, and Wellesley College students to present new critical perspectives on Fatimah Tuggar’s multimedia practice. Featuring talks, tours, and interactive workshops.Event Date:Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, September 14, 2019 (All day)
Apr 26, 2019
Apr 2, 2019
Apr 24, 2018, 4:30 PM