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.


July

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees more...
211BOT385CO 07/15 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Barnes
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known more...
211BOT308BO 07/16 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Barnes
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of more...
211BOT302BO 07/24 Fr 6:30pm-8:30pm Bone
ONLINE

August

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. We will discuss the base-level chemistry more...
211BOT315O 08/03 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The summer months bring forth a great diversity of mushrooms in the Northeast region. Chanterelles, Milk Caps, Black Trumpets, Boletes of all kinds, and many other more...
211BOT304O 08/05 We 10:00am-12:00pm Sadowski
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known more...
211BOT308CO 08/11 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Holmes
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees more...
211BOT385DO 08/13 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study the carbon cycle to understand how and why large natural ecosystems such as forests and oceans help mitigate the effect of climate change. We'll discuss more...
211BOT389BO 08/14 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Kane
ONLINE

September

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
211BOT346A 09/12 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Anthony
NYBG

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
211BOT315P 09/17 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Kutos
NYBG

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
211GAR360A 09/25 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG

October

Paleobotany, the study of plant evolution through fossil evidence, gives us insights into Earth's past and present flora. Gain a clearer perception about historical patterns of global diversity and climate change. Lectures and slides trace the rise and rapid evolution more...
212BOT434 10/04 Su 1:00pm-4:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG