Nancy Slowik
Nancy Slowik Nancy Slowik is a research associate with Hudsonia Field Station, working on biodiversity assessment and research projects, and serves as a lead consultant, facilitating a native plant propagation and restoration project in the Ramapo Mountains for a private land owner. Previously, she was the director of Greenbrook Sanctuary in the New Jersey Palisades and co-founder of the Green Belt Native Plant Center—the first native plant propagation program for the New York City Parks Department. Slowik has taught natural history programs and led guided walks in the metropolitan area for 35 years and is the author of two books on local flora, including A Naturalist's Guide to the Southern Palisades.

Classes by this instructor

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 hand lens, you'll learn to use a plant key to help you identify these plants on more...
10/06 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
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 examined in class are supplemented b more...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
Join the effort to save the monarch butterfly by learning to restore their rapidly declining habitat, one plant at a time. Learn to propagate milkweed from seed, since this native flower is where monarchs prefer to lay their eggs. Longtime naturalist Nancy Slowik will also guide you through NYBG's N more...
09/26 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Slowik
NYBG
Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an integral role in the evolution of scientific thought. Now, you can be one too! With the help of expert naturalists, hone your ability to identify plants and animals, using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous keys, and field guides. more...
11/29 We 10:00am-02:00pm Feller
Slowik
Chaya
NYBG
Enhance your ability to identify and understand the complex relationships among the diverse plants and animals that live in our city's woodlands and forests. Document how January's leafless trees unveil a distinctive winter suite of birds for whom our city is a southern migratory destination, and se more...
01/17 We 10:00am-02:00pm Slowik
Chaya
NYBG
Document seasonal changes while reveling in the brilliant autumnal color in this six-week intensive that includes all three classes required to become a NYBG Urban Naturalist. In Foundations, you'll use a 10x hand lens, dichotomous keys, and field guides to identify plants and invertebrates, while e more...
09/13 We 10:00am-02:00pm Feller
Slowik
Chaya
NYBG