Nancy Slowik

Master Native Plant Consultant

Nancy has been teaching natural history programs and leading guided walks in the metropolitan area for 35 years and is the author of two books on local flora, including A Naturalist’s Guide to the Southern Palisades (2006).  She began teaching for the New York Botanical Garden in 2012 as an adult education instructor and currently teaches native plant classes. She joined the Restore Native Plants team in 2013 where she serves as the lead team consultant, identifying local flora and fauna in the Ramapo Mountain Park Preserve. She provides guidance for the native plant propagation facility and restoration projects and formulates planting patterns to attract wildlife and enhance biodiversity. From 2011 – 2015, Nancy was a research associate for Hudsonia Field Station, where she has worked on biodiversity assessments and research projects. Formerly the director of Greenbrook Sanctuary, a 165 acre nature preserve in the NJ Palisades, she was previously the co­founder of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center – the first native plant propagation program for the New York City Parks Department.