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.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


March

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
ONLINE

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
ONLINE

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
BLENDED

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
ONLINE

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
ONLINE

April

Do you find yourself daydreaming about the plants around you—wondering how they grow and thrive? Indulge your curiosity as we introduce you to the fascinating world of plant science, and the techniques our scientists use to study, collect, and conserve more...
243PLT110 04/03   Naghshineh
ONLINE-FLEX

Enter the enchanting world of the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents—the first museum of natural fragrance in the United States. Artisan perfumer, educator, author, and founder Mandy Aftel will reveal her latest publication, The Museum of Scent, which is a more...
244BOT823O 04/09 Tu 5:30pm-6:30pm Aftel
ONLINE

May

Do you find yourself daydreaming about the plants around you—wondering how they grow and thrive? Indulge your curiosity as we introduce you to the fascinating world of plant science, and the techniques our scientists use to study, collect, and conserve more...
244PLT110A 05/01   Day
ONLINE-FLEX

June

Do you find yourself daydreaming about the plants around you—wondering how they grow and thrive? Indulge your curiosity as we introduce you to the fascinating world of plant science, and the techniques our scientists use to study, collect, and conserve more...
244PLT110B 06/05   Alvarez
ONLINE-FLEX