Plant Research and Conservation at The New York Botanical Garden: Events and Activities
Conserving the Rare Plants of New York
Friday, November 6, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Online
Third Annual New York City EcoFlora Conference
Join the foremost practitioners in the conservation of rare plants in New York State and New York City as they present the methods used to monitor and conserve rare species and what the public can do to help.
(Photo: Seabeach Amaranth, Amaranthus pumilus, a federally threatened species, is known from approximately 50 populations on barrier beaches from New York to South Carolina. Measures to protect Turtles and Plovers also benefit the plant. Photo by Daniel Atha.)
Here Today, Gone Forever: Plant Extinction Now and Conservation Strategies for Tomorrow
Two Tuesdays: November 17 & 24, 2020
11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. EST | Online
Plants are essential to all human existence, yet the topic of plant extinction has received little comprehensive study and analysis until recently. In this two-day, online symposium, a group of international experts in biodiversity, conservation, and extinction will present the state of knowledge, trends, causes, and consequences of the plant extinction crisis. In addition, they will discuss strategies for preventing future precipitous declines in biodiversity. Each day, opportunities for asking questions and engaging in discussion with the experts will follow their presentations.
(Photo: Mountain Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia oreophila, a carnivorous plant designated Endangered by the USA. Photo by Robert Naczi.)
Britton Gallery Talks, 2020
February – October
Intimate conversations with Garden scientists about a typical day of work include behind-the-scenes tours of Science facilities. Exclusive to Members.
Lost and found in New York City: Three centuries of lichen extinction, adaptation, and change
NYBG in the Amazon: A century of plant discovery, documentation, and conservation in Earth’s greatest rain forest CANCELLED
City Nature Challenge: NYBG and NYC in the international effort to find and document plants and wildlife occurring in Earth’s cities CANCELLED
The Caribbean healing kitchen: Understanding the food-medicine connection through ethnobotanical research CANCELLED
Plants with seeds: The origin and evolution of Earth’s most abundant plant lineage
Climate change and its mitigation: A botanical approach
Evolution and the Tree of Life: Problem-solving through time
New York City EcoFlora: EcoQuest Challenges
Ongoing, new challenges every month
EcoQuests, part of the NYC EcoFlora Project, challenge New Yorkers to become citizen scientists and observe, study and help conserve the native plants and animals of the City, using iNaturalist, an easy-to-use mobile App.
Each month, NYBG EcoFlora announces a new Challenge where we need your help to document the flora and fauna of New York City by taking and sharing photos via iNaturalist, an easy-to-use mobile App.
The Garden’s Adult Education Program offers more than 30 courses in plant science. In addition, the Botany Certificate Program allows students to select one of three areas of concentration: Field Botany, Plant Systematics, or Ethnobotany.
Check our Spring-Summer 2020 Catalog for course offerings.