Nancy Slowik
Nancy Slowik Nancy has been teaching natural history programs and leading guided walks in the metropolitan area for 35 years, and is the author of two field guides on the flora of the southern Palisades. She currently serves as the lead team consultant for Restore Native Plants located in the Ramapo Mountains, where she provides guidance for a native plant propagation facility and restoration initiative, and was previously the Director of Greenbrook Sanctuary and co-founder of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center.

Classes by this instructor

Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and wetlands. Learn about basic plant structure and taxonomy. You'll also make your own plant collections. You may borr more...
06/22 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...
08/28 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Slowik
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. We'll take a close look at learning to identify the trees found in our eastern woodland habitat, as well as the birds passing through on their more...
09/15 Sa 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...
09/26 We 10:00am-02:00pm Feller
Slowik
Chaya
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 experts, hone your ability to identify plants and animals, using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous keys, and field guides. Explore the more...
07/14 Sa 10:00am-02:00pm Feller
Slowik
Chaya
NYBG