Urban Naturalist Certificate Electives

Elective course offerings vary with every catalog season. Browse this page to discover what's currently scheduled. Students in pursuit of a Certificate must complete at least 30 elective course hours.


Explore these two beautiful and intriguing groups of herbaceous plants. NYBG's Director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium Dr. Emily Sessa will take you through the basic aspects of ferns and lycophytes. Gain an understanding of their form and more...
251BOT360 08/09 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Sessa

Enhance your environmental stewardship skills by learning the methods of conducting a botanical survey. In this class, you'll examine how botanists are contributing to conservation efforts by documenting the flora of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County. You'll more...
251NAT340BL 08/13 Tu 9:00am-12:00pm Butter

Chanterelles, Milk Caps, Black Trumpets, Boletes of all kinds, and many other choice edibles make their appearance in the steamy summer months. Learn how to sort through this abundance with hands-on techniques and observations.
251BOT356 08/15 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
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