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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park
5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, New York 10029

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 Sep 22nd, 11:45am

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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 Sep 20th, 6:30pm

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Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

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

Because Prospect Park includes so many varied habitats, it's loaded with shoots and greens in late spring, and many of these are edible and medicinal. We'll begin with spicy hedge mustard and poor man's pepper greens, growing near the Grand Army Plaza entrance, proceed southeast to a vast stand of celery-, parsley-, and carrot-flavored goutweed, then...

Breakfast with the Baboons (All Ages)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn
450 Flatbush Avenue, New York, New York 11225

The whole family can enjoy exclusive early access to the zoo with our wild troop of baboons! Participants enjoy a tasty breakfast, meet an animal up close, and make a special treat for amazing primates. This ticket is for two people. All ages are welcome. If you would like to add on one additional participant, you may do so during check out. (Add-on...

Pondlife: Exploring the Microbial Wilderness

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

Come on a microbial adventure at the Garden and learn to recognize the signs of microbial life that exist all around you. Get an introduction to microscopy, with a hands-on workshop preparing samples and observing them though the microscope. Bring along your camera or smart phone to take pictures and videos of the microbial world viewed through the...

Saturday Sep 22nd, 12pm

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 Oct 3rd, 6:30pm

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Natural History of Birds

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

With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, Yellow Warblers, and Baltimore Orioles.  You will practice observing distinctive feather...

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$292.50
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$325

5 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 10am

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park
5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, New York 10029

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 Sep 22nd, 11:45am

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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 practice....

Wednesday Oct 10th, 6:30pm

Girl Scout Overnight (Ages 5 and up)

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

Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us for an overnight adventure at the Bronx Zoo. You and your troop will have the opportunity to experience the Bronx Zoo after hours and discover your inner naturalist. Participating in live animal encounters, exploring select zoo exhibits, and creating animal enrichment will all be part of the fun! Wake to the sound of...

$125

2 sessions

Saturday Sep 22nd, 4:30pm

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. Topics:  September 9, 2018 - Temperate Territory October 7, 2018 - Polar Zone

Sunday Oct 7th, 8:30am

Forest Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens
80-30 Park Lane, 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...

Sunday Nov 4th, 11:45am

Native Flora in Autumn Deal

Native Flora in Autumn

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

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power hand lens, you'll learn to use a plant key to help you identify these plants on the Garden grounds, as well as other wildflowers,...

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$292.50
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$325

4 sessions

Thursday Sep 27th, 10am

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, test out your keeper skills, play games and meet some of our experts. Whether you're dropping off your camper or if you're just looking for a new experience, Zoo Camp for Adults promises to be fun and educational.

Nature's Pharmacy

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

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 and you'll be a much smarter shopper...