Botany Certificate Classes

The NYBG Botany Certificate Program is designed to deepen a student's scientific understanding of the plant kingdom. Students engage in subjects such as native flora, ethnobotany, ecology, and botanical nomenclature. Courses reflect the Garden's strengths in botanical science research, as well as its world-famous and unequalled resources—the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, housing some 7.4 million dried plant specimens, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, with its collection of more than one million cataloged items and 11 million archival documents.

During the course of the program, students will come to know plants: how they function, grow, develop, and reproduce; and learn to identify a wide array of plants by stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and electives.


April

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 animalsand insects. Discover how trees communicate more...
204BOT385AO 04/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, woody plants make up the forests of the Northeast. Learn to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines by more...
204BOT375O 04/18 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Kaechele
ONLINE

PLEASE NOTE: This class will begin online, though it may end onsite depending on how the current situation unfolds. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of more...
204BOT317SO 04/27 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
ONLINE
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