Botany Classes

Do you have a desire to be closer to nature? Take a botany class and gain a deeper understanding of how plants connect us to the natural world. Botanical studies explore all aspects of plant growth and development, plant communities, and the role of plants in ecosystems. At the everyday level, botany can be your gateway to herbal healing, foraging for wild edibles, cross-cultural understanding, or just a deeper appreciation of nature's seasonal beauty.

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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 more...
243NAT214O 03/05 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Sanderson, Ph. D

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body-from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. We'll use dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy, then introduce the base-level chemistry required to understand the world more...
243BOT315BO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos

Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Bark, on the other more...
243BOT426BL 03/06 We 7:00pm-8:00pm Wojtech

Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn of insect attacks) and transfer nutrients to one another through complex underground fungal networks (sometimes to assist sick trees).
243BOT385BO 03/11 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Kutos

For nearly three centuries Elizabeth Blackwell (1699-c. 1758) has been recognized for etching the 500 full-page images of medicinal plants that are found in A Curious Herbal. Her intriguing story, joined to that of her hapless husband, made her an more...
243BIL802O 03/20 We 5:30pm-6:30pm Stiles Tyson

This is the class for plant-lovers eager to up their game! Learn the terminology and basic botanical nomenclature that will help you recognize and describe key differences in common plants.
243BOT308CO 03/21 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
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