Botany: Intro Classes & Workshops

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Classes

September
Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
09/24 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Kutos
NYBG
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
09/26 We 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG
Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
09/27 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
Wine carries the flavor of the land where its grapes are grown— something the French call terroir. Regions where the same grape varieties grow differ in terms of climate and soil composition. This is partly why Chardonnay wines made in more...
09/27 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Arbor
NYBG
In habitats from the tropics to the poles, the world's 14,000 ferns, horsetails, quillworts, and clubmosses are dynamic, and remarkable. Robbin Moran, NYBG Mary Flagler Cary Curator of Botany and President of the New York Chapter Fern Society, is your more...
09/28 Fr 09:00am-01:00pm Moran, Ph.D
NYBG
October
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start identifying one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This more...
10/02 Tu 05:00pm-08:00pm Bronson
NYBG
Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, will show you how to identify many species and their more...
10/04 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Sadowski
MDTN
In their twin projects Mannahatta and Welikia, Eric Sanderson and his team have spent decades researching, mapping, and reimagining the diverse ecosystems that blanketed New York City before Europeans arrived. In this interactive workshop, you'll work with both 18th-century maps more...
10/12 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Sanderson, Ph. D
NYBG
Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
10/13 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Kaechele
MDTN
Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, will show you how to identify many species and their more...
10/17 We 10:00am-01:00pm Sadowski
NYBG
The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
10/17 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Hockaday
MDTN
Wine carries the flavor of the land where its grapes are grown— something the French call terroir. Regions where the same grape varieties grow differ in terms of climate and soil composition. This is partly why Chardonnay wines made in more...
10/25 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Arbor
NYBG
A plant's morphology, or physical form, influences how it reproduces, feeds, attracts pollinators, and fends off herbivores. Former NYBG Botany Program Coordinator Susan Pell returns from the U.S. Botanic Garden in D.C. to guide you through the Garden grounds where more...
10/27 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Pell
NYBG
What can a simple leaf teach us about the most efficient way to make a solar cell or a water distribution system? These are questions biomimicry seeks to answer. Explore how engineers and policymakers are creating solutions to human challenges more...
10/30 Tu 11:00am-02:00pm Dokken
MDTN
  11/06 Tu 11:00am-02:00pm Dokken
NYBG
November
Organic and biodynamic wines are becoming more and more popular. But what do these terms really mean? Do the production methods used truly help the environment, or is it just a marketing trend? We'll sip samples of eco-friendly wines as more...
11/08 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Arbor
NYBG
December
The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
12/02 Su 02:00pm-04:00pm Arbor
NYBG
Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
12/04 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Kutos
MDTN
For centuries, traditional peoples across the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and the tropics have used resins from plants from the Burseraceae family—for illumination, rituals, fragrance, medicine, and even stimulating camel milk production. Douglas Daly, NYBG B. A. Krukoff Curator of more...
12/12 We 10:00am-01:00pm Daly, Ph.D.
NYBG
January
From the field to the folder, this course covers the essentials of making museum- quality preserved plant specimens suitable for research, education, and decoration. Learn techniques and skills for collecting and preserving plants of your interest, wild or cultivated. Build more...
01/09 We 05:00pm-08:00pm Atha
Alli
NYBG
Learn to recognize the characteristics of native and common woody and herbaceous plants in the winter. While in their dormant, leafless state, trees and shrubs can be identified by bud types, leaf scars, fruit remnants, and other distinguishing marks. Specimens more...
01/11 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
01/26 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Gordineer
MDTN
Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
01/28 Mo 05:00pm-08:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG
February
The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
02/12 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm Hockaday
MDTN
Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive more...
02/21 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
MDTN
Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
02/23 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Kaechele
MDTN
For over a decade, NYBG scientists Gregory Plunkett and Michael Balick have worked with local communities—sometimes in remote island areas never before visited by botanists—to document nearly extinct languages as well as the plants used for food, medicine, housing, and more...
02/26 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Balick
Plunkett
NYBG
March
For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
03/03 Su 10:00am-02:30pm Candee
NYBG
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
03/11 Mo 06:15pm-08:15pm Bakshi
MDTN
Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
03/14 Th 05:00pm-08:00pm Fusco
NYBG