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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

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

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 Jun 23rd, 11:45am

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Forest Bathing

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

Explore this Japanese method of restorative engagement with nature, called shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing." A gently immersive process, forest bathing offers a long-lasting sense of well-being and interconnectedness, and you will rediscover and learn new ways to synchronize your health with the forest's wellness.

Saturday Jun 23rd, 10am

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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...

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...

Wednesday Jul 4th, 11:45am

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Native Flora in Summer

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and wetlands. Learn about basic plant structure, taxonomy, and making your own plant collections. You may borrow an herbarium press (a $30 deposit is required). Please...

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4 sessions

Friday Jun 22nd, 10am

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

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

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 Jun 23rd, 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...

Wednesday Jul 11th, 6:30pm

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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, ...

Tuesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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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 Jul 18th, 6:30pm

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Urban Naturalist: Foundations

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an integral role in the evolution of scientific thought. Now, you can be one too! With the help of expert naturalists, hone your ability to identify plants and animals, using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous keys, and field guides.  Explore the major challenges facing nature...

$589

6 sessions

Saturday Jul 14th, 10am

The Bedford Post Inn (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Bedford
954 Old Post Rd., New York, New York 10506

The grounds of Bedford Post Inn include cultivated areas, a forest, trail- and roadsides, and a swamp — all excellent places for late summer foraging, keeping us busy with lots of herbs, greens berries, and fungi. This is an especially productive place for mushrooms, especially if there's been generous amounts of rainfall beforehand. We could find...

Saturday Jul 7th, 11:30am

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Butterfly Walk

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

Leapin’ Lepidoptera! During the summer, wildflowers and other blooms abound at Garden. Many are attractive to different types of butterflies. Join naturalist Paul Keim on a leisurely walk through the grounds in pursuit of these colorful and delicate creatures.

Sunday Aug 5th, 11am

The Queensway (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Elmhurst
Woodhaven Blvd, New York, New York 11373

In conjunction with Friends of The Queensway, this tour explores a long-abandoned RR line that runs through Forest Park, and it's one of the best places for foragering in mid-spring. The secondary growth forest, trail edges, and thickets overflow with wild plants. We’ll explore adjacent trails in Forest Park itself as well....

Saturday Jul 28th, 9am

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...

Thursday Jul 19th, 6:30pm

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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,...

Wednesday Jul 4th, 11:45am

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