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Virtual Intro to Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Karla Manning - Online Virtual Class, Online, New York 00000

Humans have used oils for thousands of years, for different reasons and purposes—from cooking to healing to stress relief—oils are truly nature’s medicine! “A for Aromatherapy” is a course that provides students with a broad introduction and general overview about the science of aromatherapy essential oils. This course is intended for people...

Saturday Apr 18th, 12pm - 2pm

Nature's Pharmacy

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds and flu, and much more.  Join us—you'll be a much smarter shopper...

Saturday Sep 12th, 11am - 3:30pm

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Dendrology: Woody Plant Identification - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

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 their vegetative characteristics, using their scientific and common names. The focus is on both native...

Saturday Apr 18th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$415

6 sessions

Scouting for Insects and Pests

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Scout for signs of pests in NYBG's diverse gardens, explore diagnostic skills to identify the problems, and develop a potential Integrated Pest Management plan.

Sunday May 3rd, 10am - 1pm

  (3 sessions)
$215

3 sessions

Survival School Instructional

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Join us in a fun, social setting right here in NYC to learn & practice the basics of Survival. Great as a stand alone or to prepare for our full-day or overnight classes in the woods. In this session, we’ll cover Psychology of Survival; covering topics such as  Effective Decision Making Under Pressure,  Needs Assessment,  ...

Saturday May 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Science of Tree Communication

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

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 communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as well as through complex fungal networks underground to transfer nutrients and resources to one another (sometimes to assist...

Wednesday May 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)
$139

2 sessions

Natural History of Birds

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

With its variety of habitats and position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise!Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live or pass through here each year, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, Yellow Warblers, Warbling Vireos, and Baltimore Orioles.  Discover the important role...

Tuesday May 5th, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

Spotlight on Bird Songs

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Did you know that Blue Jays can mimic the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk? Train your ear to find them as well as other talented mimics, comical improvisers, brilliant songsters, and heart-throb spring soloists. The vocalizations of our native birds are many and vary widely from soft chip notes to navigational flight calls, territorial declarations, and...

Wednesday May 6th, 10am - 1pm

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Map, Compass & More

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

This three hour class held in Prospect Park will introduce you to topographical maps and how to read them, all types of compasses, and how to use a map and compass in tandem to navigate. You’ll learn how to read, take and follow bearings, and more. We’ll have orienteering courses and scavenger hunts setup so you can try guided and independent...

Friday May 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Central Park Twilight Sensory Ramble

at Urban Edge Forest Therapy - Central Park Park Drive North, E 72nd St, New York, New York 10021

We have been on lock down, separated from loved ones and nature. Let's return to community in nature with an evening forest therapy walk! Enjoy the many invitations that will connect us with summer's long daylight hours. Meeting location at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park (East Drive parallel to about 75th Street) Note: Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate...

Tuesday Jul 21st, 6pm - 8:30pm

Trip Planning for Success

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Outdoor professionals know that the success of a trip depends first and foremost on what you do long before you hit the trail. Putting in the right preparation means not only a safer trip, but more quality time in the woods. In this class, you’ll learn how to choose the best destinations, plan your route, pack for comfort and weight, plan a menu...

Sunday May 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

TGIZ (Ages 18+)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Looking for a unique way to spend your Summer Friday? Join us at the Bronx Zoo where you will get to meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of our Jungle World exhibit, and act like a kid again in Nature Trek. Afterwards, you can grab a drink at Zoo Brew or add on a Treetops Adventure. This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair...

Friday Jun 12th, 3:30pm - 5pm

Nature, Design, and How You Can Save the World

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Don't you love the incredible animal and plant facts that fly around social media? Mosquitoes helped researchers create ouch-less needles to administer vaccines. Glass sponges living on the ocean floor are inspiring the creation of invisible armor.  Hawk moths are teaching us to make stable drones that fly flawlessly even in the worst weather....

Saturday May 16th, 2pm - 4pm

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Backcountry Cooking & Nutrition

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

This instructional course will cover the nutritional and logistical aspects of menu planning in the backcountry. you’ll learn what your body needs while on adventure, including replenishing calories and fulfilling nutritional needs. You’ll learn how weight, storage, and cooking method will impact your menu planning and packing, the pros and cons...

Monday Jun 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Forest Soundscapes

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Create a soundscape that gives voice to the natural world. Composer Angélica Negrón,who created an immersive choral experience in the Thain Family Forest last fall, will show you how to combine sounds to capture a sense of place.  Learn to record the electrical changes on plant leaves and turn those fluctuations into sound. Using smart phone...

Saturday Jul 18th, 11am - 2pm

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