Certificate Classes

September

This group of plants challenges even trained botanists, but with expert guidance, you can learn how to identify wild native grasses and some of the more popular landscaping ones. Sedges (Cyperaceae) and rushes (Juncaceae), often confused with grasses (Poaceae), are more...
201BOT319 09/22 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Alvarez
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...
201GAR360A 09/25 We 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
201BOT331A 09/28 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
NYBG

October

Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, shows you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, more...
202BOT368A 10/01 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
MDTN

Join NYBG lichenologist James Lendemer for an in-depth look at these amazing and important fungi. Use microscopes to observe and distinguish species common in the New York City area. Find out how lichens get their color and how those colors more...
202BOT388 10/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
NYBG

Discover a variety of techniques that will help you create stunning photos of the birds you spot. Photographer Clay Taylor will discuss what type of light, vantage point, and gear will help you produce shots that are most true to more...
202GWP279 10/05 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Taylor
NYBG

Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria. Delve into the evolutionary reasons behind how and why scientists have divided and classified these organisms. We will also discuss biomes and ecological more...
202BOT317A 10/07 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG

With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, more...
202NAT321B 10/07 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
MDTN

The fascinating lives of bats are revealed courtesy of J. Alan Clark, Ph.D., co-author of Bats in the Bronx, a recent study of five local bat species. After brief lecture, we will venture onto NYBG's grounds using handheld equipment to more...
202NAT329 10/09 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Clarke, Ph. D.
NYBG

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
202BOT331B 10/10 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
NYBG

Revel in the colors and sounds of autumn and complete the first three classes in our Urban Naturalist Program in just four weeks!

Introduction to Natural History
Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an more...
202NAT318 10/10 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
Risdon-Nugent
Chaya
NYBG

Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an integral role in the evolution of scientific thought. Now you can be one too! Learn how to identify plants and animals using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous more...
202NAT300B 10/15 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Risdon-Nugent
NYBG

With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, more...
202NAT321A 10/16 We 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, shows you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, more...
202BOT368B 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
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...
202GAR360B 10/24 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
MDTN
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