The Ecology of New York City's Landscape


Brooks in Brooklyn? Yep. A river in the Bronx? Sure. Wildlife roaming Manhattan? You bet! Queens and Staten Island too hold stories of incredible ecological wealth and concentrated environmental power. Join author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City, founder of The Welikia Project, and NYBG's Vice President of Urban Conservation Dr. Eric W. Sanderson as he reveals historical stories of this land we now call New York City. Explore topics such as landscape and ecosystem ecology, geography, geology, soil science, and botany and learn how you can Nature Your City (NYC, get it?!)

Come away with a fresh understanding of what it means to be a New Yorker and a deep appreciation for the Lenape people and their expression "Welikia", meaning "my good home."

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