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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

January 2, 2020 Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, Central Park is a great place for edible and medicinal wild plants, even in the winter, as you'll see if you attend this special City Kids Home School Coop tour, where all adults must be accompanied with kids. Herbs, greens, fruits, and nuts will all...

Saturday Feb 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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 1st, 10am - 2:30pm

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The Zoo: Wildlife Health (Age 5+)

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

Bring your family for an immersive zoo vet experience! You will discover what it's like to care for our animals as you go backstage to meet a veterinarian and tour the Wildlife Health Center*, meet an animal guest up close, and use veterinary tools to examine, diagnose, and treat a plush patient of your own. You'll even get to take your patient home...

Saturday Feb 29th, 3:30pm - 5pm

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

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

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Saturday Feb 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

The Zoo: Meet The Expert (Ages 16+)

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

Learn about the birds that call the Bronx Zoo home from an expert in our Ornithology Department. Find out more about what it's like to oversee the bird collection, get a sneak peek of the World of Birds after-hours, and meet a bird up close! Please Note: This program includes walking outside in dim lighting. All paths are wheelchair accessible....

Friday Mar 6th, 6pm - 7:30pm

God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

In the Latin edition of Baruch Spinoza’s magnum opus, the Ethics, he writes, “That eternal and infinite being we call God, or Nature, acts from the same necessity from which he exists.” This formula – Deus sive Natura, God or Nature – is the cornerstone of a radical new philosophy that Spinoza fashioned in the wake of Descartes’ mind-body...

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Central Park Winter Wander

at Urban Edge Forest Therapy - Central Park 255 Central Park West, New York, New York 10025

Discover the wonder of winter and what it awakens inside of you. Will the park be clad in snow? Will branches and twigs be wearing icy armor? We will engage in a variety of activities that will connect us with this time of year. Meeting location at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park (East Drive parallel to about 75th Street), outside near the tables,...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 10am - 12pm

Biomimicry: Exploring Nature's Intelligence & Elegance

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

How does a cactus protect itself from the harsh desert sun? Why do tropical plants often have purple pigment in their leaves? Over the course of 3.8 billion years of life on earth, plants have developed ingenious strategies to survive and thrive. The design concept of biomimicry looks to these natural processes and structures, using them as inspiration...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 6pm - 9pm

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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 8th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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Conscious Living Conscious Dying: the Nature of Death..

at One Spirit Learning Alliance - Midtown 247 W 36th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Conscious Living Conscious Dying: the Nature of Death and Dying and Beyond Every great religious and spiritual tradition has laid great emphasis on the meaning and understanding of death and the dying process. As we more deeply understand the dying process, death becomes one of our greatest teachers. During this workshop, we will explore the many-faceted...

Saturday Mar 14th, 9:30am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 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 7th, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$139

2 sessions

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 Mar 28th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Family Morning w/ the Animals: Snow Leopards (0-5)

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

Family Morning w/ the Animals: Snow Leopards (0-5 w/ Adult) Good morning to Zoo! Following playful animal-themed activities, children and caregivers visit the Zoo before it opens and watch as animals receive their breakfast. Snow Leopards What's a snow leopard's favorite food? Do snow leopards like meatballs for breakfast? Discover the answers...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9am - 10am

Sea Squirts: Learning with the Animals (0-5 w/ Adult)

at WCS Zoos - Coney Island 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

Bring your small fry for a big adventure at the NY Aquarium! Explore, play, and move through our exhibits with your young aquarist before the Aquarium opens. Each week discover the secrets of spineless animals, participate in sensory play, and meet a live animal. This ticket is for one child ages 0-5 and a caregiver.

Wednesday Mar 4th, 9:30am - 11am

  (4 sessions)
$120

4 sessions

Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

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...

Sunday Mar 1st, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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