Our Natural World

“Natural History is a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy.”

Projects and Programs

From citizen science to poetry, on site or afield, the Natural History Institute has a variety of programs and hands-on projects to keep community members engaged with further understanding of the more-than-human world.


Monarch Tagging at the 50th Anniversary Celebration

During the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Prescott College, we led a Monarch tagging workshop for Southwest Monarch Study. One participant and PC alumn, Michael Belef wrote about his experience: Lisa Zander (2012), Program Coordinator and Collections Manager of the...

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Take Another Look at Roadside Weeds

A Natural History Institute staff member took the helm for 5enses' Plant of the Month column. NHI Program Coordinator Lisa Zander's musings about Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris) began one day on a jog... Read the full article...

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Natural History Book Club Plants A Seed

Why read about natural history? "We should know what’s going on in the world around us. We need more viewpoints than the typical, one-sided news stories we see. People aren’t close enough to nature anymore. We, as human beings, have lost touch with how we fit into...

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