10th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller
The winter woods are free of the clutter of spring and summer’s exuberant foliage revealing hidden features and dimensions of landscape and ecology. Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations. Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to […]
28th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Living with White-Tailed Deer
Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
17th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
iLANDing: Researching Urban Ecologies with Movement Based Scores
iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, Dance) invites participants for an outdoor workshop for the creation of movement-based scores designed to explore local urban ecologies. Participants will have an opportunity to dance, draw, and map based on their observations of the creatures inhabiting Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Some of the activities will draw from research […]
10th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Science Series: Understanding Urban Habitats
Ecology has historically focused on natural environments, but scientists are increasingly turning their attention to understanding urban ecosystems. With 50% of the world’s population living in cities — and the heightened risks associated with climate change, green spaces, and flooding — studying urban habitats offers keys to design and planning that can help cities work better. Hear from a panel of CUNY experts in this growing field, including Charles Vörösmarty, director of the GC’s Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Sciences Initiative, and others.
29th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Winter Walk at Pelham Bay Park
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. This diverse 2,700-acre park has plentiful forest and wetland natural areas and is home to significant wildlife. Ecologically speaking, Pelham Bay Park is the southern tip of New England and has characteristics quite distinct […]
20th-21st Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
The Invasive Other
Join us for a 2-day Social Research conference series on the effects of people, technology and pathogens in our environment !
21st May 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Prospect Park: Natural Areas Conservancy Lecture
Learn about native plants and ecological features in Prospect Park, one of Brooklyn’s last remaining native forests.
16th May 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Brooklyn Eco Bike Tour
Learn about Brooklyn's environmental challenges and successes on NYC H20's leisurely and informative bike ride along Jamaica Bay!
28th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
ConSERVE New York City: Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens
Join the Student Conservation Association as they team up with New York State Parks for a day of service at Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens!
8th Oct 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Gotham Unbound book launch and discussion on NYC's urban ecology
The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a discussion with Ted Steinberg and Andrew Needham on Steinberg's new book Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York. Steinberg will use the book and his historical understanding to address a question of some urgency: Can New York City survive the sea? He will look at what the city has done in the past to deal with coastal flooding, as well as current plans in the wake of Sandy.
26th Sep 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land
The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land addresses the need to consider settlement patterns and competing land uses in new ways given the reality of climate change.
Nov 5, 2013
Jamaica Bay becomes a focus for ideas about global coastal resilience
Can studying Jamaica Bay lead to methods for protecting coastal areas and populations around the world?
Sep 20, 2013
A petition begins to preserve a research facility at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Budget cutbacks forced a shutdown of the noted research facility at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, bringing sharp public criticism.
Apr 17, 2013
There are few places in America where you can you lose yourself in a shaded forest, take a twenty-minute break to enjoy empanadas at a Mexican bodega, and then return to the wilderness to finish your hike. That's what we did with ecologist Mariellé Anzelone...
Oct 15, 2012
Robot explores Gowanus Canal, seeks collaborators
The miniaturized exploration of New York waterways continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in coming weeks, courtesy of Brooklyn Atlantis, a new research project from NYU Poly. Following last month’s model boat excursion on Newtown Creek, which was created by a group of artists, the Brooklyn Atlantis team is deploying a much more serious research vehicle […]
Aug 17, 2012
The Surfrider Foundation takes on plastic bags
Our reporter Hallie Miller goes a meeting of the Surfrider Foundation's new NYC branch. Because, yes, we have beaches. And, unfortunately, plastic bags.
Aug 4, 2011
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park for FREE!
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you through Central Park’s most picturesque and historic places. Discover the amazing foresight Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux had as they designed the world’s most famous park. This FREE walking tour is approximately 1 hour in length – so wear your walking shoes! via Nycgovparks
Aug 2, 2011
Get a tree, plant a tree, and help NYC breathe easier!