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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of mid-spring. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of ingredients: Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, and even hotter poor man's pepper, will abound on lawns or under trees anywhere, and lemony...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Prospect Heights 20 Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York 11238

Prospect Park is a great place for foragers to explore at the end of the winter. Like Central Park, this Olmstead-designed landscape features a variety of habitats filled with delicious native and exotic plants. Wild coffee grows along the sidewalk that runs along the park's east side. Unrelated to commercial coffee, you can collect the seeds of the...

Sunday Mar 3rd, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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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...

Sunday Mar 3rd, 10am - 2:30pm

The Zoo: Exhibit Design (Ages 5+)

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

How do zoo exhibit designers go from an exhibit sketch to an actual new space for amazing animals to live in and visitors to experience?  In this program, you and your designer will learn about basic exhibit design, animal care and graphic design through an exhibit visit, an up-close animal encounter and engaging activities. We'll wrap up the...

Saturday Feb 23rd, 9am - 10:30am

Biomimicry

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Generate innovative ideas and forms that perform and give back to the planet and its inhabitants responsibly in space. Based on the Biomimicry Institute's 3.8 guidelines, explore all three levels of the biomimicry design process.  Learn sustainability principles and practices such as life cycle assessment; discover nature's time-tested design...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 10am - 1pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,095

8 sessions

Breakfast with the Animals (Ages 18+)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

Wake up with the Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with a keeper and learn about our animals, then visit an exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them their own breakfasts.

Sunday Mar 3rd, 8:30am - 10am

Saxon Woods (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Mamaroneck 1800 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, New York 10605

August 19 Saxon Woods Park's forested areas, trailsides, and swamps are excellent places for late summer foraging, and we'll be very busy with a variety of native and exotic plant species as we explore these habitats. The sunny borders between woodlands and open areas provide prime habitat for wild herbs and greens. We'll look for sheep sorrel and...

Saturday Mar 9th, 10am - 12pm

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of mid- to late spring. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of ingredients: Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, and even hotter poor man's pepper, will abound on lawns or under trees anywhere,...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 11:45am - 3:45pm

The Zoo: Zoo Camp For Adults

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

Why should kids have all the fun? Get a chance to meet animals up close, explore the Zoo, and meet some of our experts. Whether you're dropping off a child for a program or if you're just looking for a new experience, Zoo Camp for Adults promises to be fun and educational.

Saturday Mar 23rd, 9am - 12pm

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's woodlands, cultivated areas, and thickets make it a great place for early summer foraging, and a perfect place to celebrate Independence Day. Luscious black raspberries are in season now, and we'll hunt for them in thickets throughout the day. We'll be looking for prized daylily flowers, in bloom in partially shaded areas throughout...

Saturday Mar 30th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

The Zoo: Vet Life (Ages 18+)

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

Were you that kid who grew up wanting to be a vet? Now's your chance! First, you will meet some of our ambassador animals up close as you learn from one of our expert conservation educators.  Then, gain some insight into the life of one of our vets at the Bronx Zoo as we tour the Wildlife Health Center, view x-rays, and get a chance to practice...

Thursday Mar 14th, 5:30pm - 7pm

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: A Conversation with Peter

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

Peter Wohlleben, a career forester in his native Germany, is best known as author of the international bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. The Secret Wisdom of Nature completes the trilogy, exploring the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. Describing the interplay between animals and plants, highlighting...

Wednesday Mar 13th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Nature Journaling

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

Learn to connect to the world of plants and animals in a new way through nature journaling.  Journals can be used to record your observations, feelings and thoughts of your experience with nature, or as a more detailed record with an eye toward citizen science participation. We’ll cover the basics of writing, drawing, and learn about the relationships...

Monday Apr 1st, 3pm - 4:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$250

7 sessions

The Science of Tree Communication

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

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...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$139

2 sessions

Marine Park Coastline (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Marine Park Avenue U & Burnett St , Brooklyn, New York 11234

This vastly underappreciated park offers all the best wild foods of the rich seashore habitat. The sandy soil is poor, limiting tree growth but benefiting plants that can take advantage of the unblocked sunlight and nutrient-poor soil. Many species get a head start in late winter and early spring, and the same plants appear in late fall, induced to...

Sunday Mar 10th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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