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Pollination Ecology - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

Study the crucial role birds, insects, and bats play in local ecosystems. Using gorgeous photographs taken over years of field study, expert naturalist Alan Wells discusses the many different types of pollination, as well as how the roles played by a plant's flower structure, nectar production, and fragrance.

Thursday Aug 6th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$159

3 sessions

The Science of Tree Communication - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

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 communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as well as through complex fungal...

Thursday Aug 13th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$139

3 sessions

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Designing and Creating a Wildlife Habitat Garden

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

If you’ve been dreaming of a garden that attracts and nurtures songbirds, beneficial insects, and other wildlife, this class will help you make that dream a reality. You will learn a step-by-step method of choosing plants and other features that fit your site and fulfill the daily needs of wildlife, how to turn problem areas into habitat assets,...

Wednesday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

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Spotlight on Bird Songs (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. 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...

Saturday Jul 18th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Now:
$94.50
Was:
$105

Birdwatching Basics (Remote Live)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at West Los Angeles College - Online Online via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Enjoy this fun, educational class from the comfort of your home ... then venture into your garden to spot your bird neighbors. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bird! But what species? Sandy will teach you how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior. Also get techniques for selecting binoculars and field guides. More than a...

Saturday Aug 1st, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Birdwatching Basics (Remote Live)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at West Los Angeles College - Virtual Classroom

Enjoy this fun, educational class from the comfort of your home ... then venture into your garden to spot your bird neighbors. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bird! But what species? Sandy will teach you how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior. Also get techniques for selecting binoculars and field guides. More than a...

Saturday Aug 1st, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 103rd St, New York, New York 10025

August 23, 2020 Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, this world-famous park overflows with wild food.  Wild fruit far surpassing anything available commercially also fills the park. Thickets will still be lined with such sweet, juicy European cut-leaf blackberries, you'll forget all about your...

Saturday Jul 18th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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...

Sunday Jul 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Forest Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens Union Turnpike & Park Ln Near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Bldg, New York, New York 11415

Forest Park is one of the best places for foragers in mid-spring. Get lost in this vast park, and you'll have plenty to eat (that is, if you can distinguish the gourmet plants from the deadly ones.) It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas—all overflowing with wild plants. Burdock,...

Saturday Jul 25th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Intro to Fishing: Spin Fishing Basics

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

We’ll start with the basics, and lucky for us, Prospect Park Lake is home to an impressive variety and population of fish and there’s plenty of shoreline for us to practice our casting. We’ll introduce you to the rods, reel, and tackle used in spin casting, the style that is most versatile and easiest to learn. After learning the techniques for...

Sunday Jul 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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,  ...

Wednesday Aug 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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...

Thursday Aug 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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...

Sunday Sep 13th, 9am - 12pm Eastern Time

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 103rd St, New York, New York 10025

August 23, 2020 Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, this world-famous park overflows with wild food.  Wild fruit far surpassing anything available commercially also fills the park. Thickets will still be lined with such sweet, juicy European cut-leaf blackberries, you'll forget all about your iPhone!...

Saturday Jul 18th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Forest Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens Union Turnpike & Park Ln Near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Bldg, New York, New York 11415

Forest Park is one of the best places for foragers in mid-spring. Get lost in this vast park, and you'll have plenty to eat (that is, if you can distinguish the gourmet plants from the deadly ones.) It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas—all overflowing with wild plants. Burdock,...

Saturday Jul 25th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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